Non-dipping blood pressure in the metabolic syndrome among Arabs of the Oman family study

Mohammed O. Hassan*, Deepali Jaju, Sulayma Albarwani, Saeed Al-Yahyaee, Saleh Al-Hadabi, Juan C. Lopez-Alvarenga, Syed G. Rizvi, Antony G. Comuzzie, Riad A. Bayoumi

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Abstract

Objective: The objective was to examine the circadian changes in blood pressure and their relation to the metabolic syndrome and its components in Omani Arabs. Research Methods and Procedures: Ambulatory blood pressure (ABPM) was recorded in 1124 subjects from 5 large, extended, consanguineous, and young Arab pedigrees. According to the International Diabetes Federation's definition, 264 subjects had the metabolic syndrome, a prevalence of 23%. Subjects were defined as non-dippers when their nocturnal systolic blood pressure (SBP) fell by

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2445-2453
Number of pages9
JournalObesity
Volume15
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • Blood pressure
  • Family studies
  • Metabolic syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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