The issue of metabolic health is rightfully at the forefront of many clinicians' minds. NHANES data tells us that less than only 12% of the American population has “optimal” metabolic health, and that over 35% of the population has metabolic syndrome. As we further examine the data, we begin to see predictable themes of health disparities with 60% of Hispanic adults over the age of 60 years old having metabolic syndrome, and African American women being affected by metabolic syndrome at higher rates than non-Hispanic white women and African American men. Metabolic syndrome is a complex constellation of biological risk factors that are associated with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Join Dr. Khaleed Alston for this webinar exploring ethnic and racial differences in metabolic health and discussing strategies for improving metabolic health within diverse communities.
*Certified by the WANP for 1 Category 1 continuing education credit for Washington NDs*
(Originally presented on June 10, 2021)