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Prevalence of hypertension (as defined above) rose from 15% for the normal weight category for both men and women to 42% among obese men and 38% among obese women. Age adjusted prevalence of hypertension was higher among black than white people in each BMI category for both sexes. These data from NHANES III show that the effect of obesity on risk of hypertension differs with age (higher relative risk among younger age groups but higher absolute risk among older age groups) and ethnicity (higher risk among black than white populations).
The (unknown) genetic predisposition is probably present in about 20-30% of all people. Three definitions of the metabolic syndrome have been developed. A review in 2005 by Kahn et al (see Further Reading box) questions the clinical value of the syndrome. Definitions of insulin resistance Broad definition Insulin resistance is a clinical state in which a normal or raised insulin level produces an impaired biological response. As insulin has a number of physiological actions—including a central role in acute metabolic actions and growth and development—insulin resistance could mean impairment in any of these actions Specific definition in relation to metabolic syndrome Insulin resistance, when used to identify those at risk of type 2 diabetes and as a component of the metabolic syndrome, usually refers to resistance to insulin’s ability to stimulate glucose uptake in insulin sensitive peripheral tissues and its ability to suppress hepatic glucose production, promote glucose storage, inhibit ketogenesis, and suppress lipolysis Ethnic and sex specific definitions of obesity (based on waist circumference) used in the International Diabetes Federation’s definition of metabolic syndrome Ethnic group Waist circumference (women; men) Europids South Asians, Chinese, Japanese Ethnic south and central Americans ≥ 80 cm; ≥ 94 cm ≥ 80 cm; ≥ 90 cm Use data for South Asians pending more specific research data Use data for Europids pending more specific research data Sub-Saharan Africans; eastern Mediterranean and middle eastern (Arab) populations There are several problems with using a “diagnosis” of the metabolic syndrome (on the basis of the three definitions) as a screening test to identify people who would benefit from an intervention to improve cardiovascular health (such as weight management).
Role of lifestyle factors Diet Many studies have tried to document the health hazard that can be related to a diet high in calories and animal fat and low in fibre, fruit, and vegetables—a diet typical of Western market economies. Surveys of eating habits are consistently confounded by under-reporting, particularly among obese respondents. Although initial studies suggested a strong association with total fat intake, particularly from animal sources, recent findings from retrospective and prospective epidemiological studies have been inconsistent.