Heterogeneity in sex differences in the metabolic syndrome in Dutch white, Surinamese African and South Asian populations
Diabetic Medicine, 08/21/2012
Agyemang C et al. – The findings suggest different patterns in sex differences in the metabolic syndrome among the ethnic groups. The relatively high prevalence of central obesity in African–Surinamese women may underlie their higher prevalence of the metabolic syndrome. Strategies to improve metabolic profiles among African–Surinamese and white Dutch people need to take sex differences into account.