|Title||Spiritual well-being, religious activity, and the metabolic syndrome: results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sociocultural Ancillary Study.|
|Authors||Brintz CE, Birnbaum-Weitzman O, Llabre MM, Castañeda SF, Daviglus ML, Gallo LC, Giachello AL, Kim RS, Lopez L, Teng Y, Penedo FJ|
|Journal||J Behav Med|
|Date Published||2017 Dec|
|Keywords||Adult, Aged, blood pressure, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, health status, Hispanic or Latino, Humans, Linear Models, Male, Metabolic syndrome, Middle Aged, Prevalence, Prospective Studies, United States|
Sociocultural risk and protective factors for developing the metabolic syndrome (MetS), a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), have not been well studied in Hispanics/Latinos residing in the United States (U.S.). Religiosity and/or spirituality (R/S), important aspects of Hispanic/Latino culture, have been inversely associated with CVD and multiple CVD risk factors. Cross-sectional associations between dimensions of R/S and prevalent MetS, and its five individual components were examined using multiple logistic and linear regression, among 3278 U.S., middle-aged and older Hispanic/Latino adults from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sociocultural Ancillary Study. Dimensions of R/S were not associated with presence of the MetS. Certain dimensions of Spiritual Well-being (Meaning, Peace, Faith), and frequency of non-organizational religious activity were weakly but significantly associated with one or more MetS components including waist circumference, diastolic blood pressure, and systolic blood pressure. R/S variables were not associated with triglycerides, fasting glucose or HDL cholesterol levels. Prospective, longitudinal studies are needed to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of the relationship between R/S and health risk factors in U.S. Hispanics/Latinos.
|Alternate Journal||J Behav Med|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC5681885|
|Grant List||N01 HC065234 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States |
N01 HC065237 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65233 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC065236 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
RC2 HL101649 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC065235 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
Spiritual well-being, religious activity, and the metabolic syndrome: results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Sociocultural Ancillary Study.