A comparison of overall health between Asians and Australians from European backgrounds: A West Australian study of chronic disease, diet & metabolic syndrome risk factors
Assoc. Prof. Jaya Earnest
Assoc. Prof. Cyril Mamotte
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Centre for International Health
The current research study with a cross-sectional design evaluated cardiovascular risk factors amongst three ethnic groups including Europeans, Indians and Iranians living in Western Australia. The results indicated that different components of metabolic syndrome including general and central obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidaemia and hypertension as well as serum biomarkers of hs-CRP, E-selectin and adiponectin are affected by ethnicity. These findings support the hypothesis that ethnicity plays a significant role in developing metabolic syndrome in populations.