Contribution of impaired glucose tolerance in subjects with the metabolic syndrome: Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging

Annabelle Rodriguez-Oquendo, Denis C. Muller, Martin Engelhardt, Reubin Andres

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Background: In addition to fasting plasma glucose (FPG), we examined the contribution of the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in the prevalence of subjects with the metabolic syndrome (MS). Methods and Results: Study participants were white adults in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging who underwent a fasting 2-hour OGTT. In men between the ages of 20 to 39, 40 to 59, 60 to 79, and 80 to 95 years, the prevalence of the MS by Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III criteria (which excludes OGTT) was 11%, 28%, 32%, and 15%, respectively; whereas in women the prevalence was 5%, 12%, 24%, and 16%, respectively. If the current ATPIII dysglycemia criteria also included a 2-hour postchallenge glucose (2hPG) of 7.8 mmol/L or higher, the prevalence of the MS increased from 25% to 33% in men and from 15% to 21% in women (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)542-547
Number of pages6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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