Researchers have found moderate vascular risk in southwest native population ;
In a recent pilot study published in the journal Ethnicity & Disease researchers report a relatively low prevalence of vascular risk among participants in the study of the mind southwest heart, especially among patients treated for hypertension and hyperlipidemia although overweight and obesity.
Researchers Deborah Gustafson, PhD, MS, and Francine gachupín, PhD, MPH, research team comprising both academic researchers and staff tribal programs. The research results were obtained from the culturally fair collection instruments and various biomarkers (physical measurements, blood chemistries, etc.). The research identified cognitive and depressive symptoms as well as cardiovascular, lifestyle and demographic factors Southwest 37 elders of the tribe over 55 years.
Dr. Gustafson is a professor of neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Dr. gachupín is assistant director of the University Program of Cancer Health Disparities Arizona Cancer Center and the Center for Research and Training of Native Americans.
Researchers have noted that American Indian and Alaska Native communities (AIAN) in the United States are aging; the AIAN higher (non-Hispanic and Hispanic) population was 212,605 in 2007 and is expected to reach almost 918,000 in 2050. The US Southwest is home to most communities AI. That accompanies aging is a profound increase in vascular and metabolic diseases – many due to obesity. Among AIANs, the study team hopes to identify 23,850 people over 65 years as having dementia in 2010, a number expected to increase to 100,980 by 2050.
Researchers conducted a pilot study cardiovascular, heart Mind Studio Southwest (SHMS) to determine the feasibility of assessing cognitive and depressive symptoms, and lifestyle and demographic factors. They measured the demographic, social and surveys of risk factors network; testing cognition, depression and anxiety; physical measurements; biochemical blood; and APOE genotyping. Southwest tribe in the study area Albuquerque (AA) of the Health Service of India. At the time of this survey was 19% (16,293 / 86,000) of people age 50 or older in AA. These pilot data form the basis for future research.
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