TAMIU Nursing Study Presented at Conference

TAMIU Nursing Study Presented at Conference

Three Texas A&M International University faculty members are working hard at trying to educate the public about how to decrease their risk factors for cardiovascular disease associated with metabolic syndrome.

Dr. Doris J. Rosenow, associate professor of nursing, Horacio Palacios, assistant professor of nursing, and Irma Lara, assistant professor of nursing, presented their findings at the Fifth Annual Southern States Knowledge in Nursing Conference: Advancing Knowledge of Minority Women and Children’s Health held recently in San Antonio.

“The results of the study showed that diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications were important in decreasing the risk factors for cardiovascular disease associated with metabolic syndrome,” explained Dr. Rosenow. “Metabolic syndrome is very prevalent in the Laredo area. We are trying to help these people decrease their cardiovascular risk factors attributed to this syndrome.”

The group based their research on Mexican-American adults who have metabolic syndrome. Diagnosis of metabolic syndrome is based on the presence of three or more of the following clinical features: excess body fat around waist, high triglycerides and blood pressure, and high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C or bad cholesterol), added Dr. Rosenow.

TAMIU offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a BSN completion degree and recently added a Master’s of Science – Family Nurse Practitioner.

For more information, please contact Dr. Rosenow at 326.2576, e-mail drosenow@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Dr. F.M. Canseco Hall 312A.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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