Theses and Dissertations - UTRGV

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Exercise Science

First Advisor

Dr. Ulku Karabulut

Second Advisor

Dr. Murat Karabulut

Third Advisor

Dr. Merrill Funk


PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation among MetS risk factors, hemodynamics, and arterial elasticity in Hispanic students attending The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

RESULTS: Systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and fasting glucose (GLU) were the only components of MetS that had a significant correlation with large arterial elasticity (SPB: males: -.477 and females: -.503; DBP: females: -.300; p

CONCLUSION: MetS risk factors significantly correlated with both arterial elasticity and hemodynamic components. Uniquely in this population, waist circumference and systemic vascular resistance was reversely associated.


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