An intervention of diet, exercise, and medication to reduce the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and obesity among hispanic male population in south Texas border cities

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International Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is highly prevalent among Hispanics. Recently, there has been an increase in reported cases of CVD. Finding measures to deal with the prevention and treatment of these diseases are high on the agenda among healthcare providers, community leaders, and local and state legislatures. These issues are being considered by healthcare professionals and community leaders to bring the situation under control and for prevention of these diseases. The issues are investigated on the basis of the cause of the disease and the relationship among various factors unique to the population and the circumstances that are highly prevalent in the population. The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome is highest among Hispanic adults. Actos and other similar drugs are considered thiazolidinedione anti-diabetic agents that depend on the presence of insulin for their mechanism of action.11 Actos also decreases insulin resistance in the periphery and in the liver resulting in increased insulin-dependent glucose disposal and decreased hepatic glucose output. Treatment methods of the disease using these medications will be discussed using a number of drugs available in the markets and impacts of them on various age groups consist of male patients.

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