In the article “Beautiful But Dangerous: Effects of Offender Attractiveness,” how might race influence sentencing decisions? Would race trump attractiveness benefits? Please explain. 2.) Why was the media so successful in portraying negative images of Hurricane Katrina victims?
BP percentile for age & gender >90th to <95th ≥95th to <99th +5mmHg ≥99th +5mmHg METABOLIC SYNDROME (MS) Metabolic Syndrome is also known as syndrome X and is characterized by: -Obesity (abdominal) -Atherogenic dyslipidemia (elevated triglyceride [TG] levels, high low-density lipoprotein [LDL] particles, and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels -Raised blood pressure -Abnormality of glucose metabolism (impaired fasting glucose or GTT) -Prothrombic inflammatory vascular environment The presence of this cluster of factors increases the risk of cardiovascular events. Childhood obesity predisposes to endothelial dysfunction, carotid intimal medial thickening, and the development of early aortic and coronary arterial fibrous plaques. Sleep apnea and obesity related hypoventilation might contribute to pulmonary arterial hypertension. MS has been a well-defined entity in adults but the definition in children is still variable. Prevalence rates in the pediatric age group vary depending on the criteria used. The International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) criteria (17) for diagnosing metabolic syndrome requires the presence of central obesity plus any two of the other four factors: TABLE 6 10 to <16years ≥16years Obesity (WC)* ≥90th percentile ≥94cm (males) ≥80cm (females) Triglycerides ≥150mg/dl ≥150mg/dl HDL cholesterol <40mg/dl <40mg/dl (males) <50mg/dl (females) Blood Pressure SBP ≥130mmHg, or DBP ≥85mmHg SBP ≥130mmHg, or DBP ≥85mmHg, or Treatment of previously diagnosed Hypertension Fating plasma glucose ≥100mg/dl, or known T2DM ≥100mg/dl, or known T2DM *Country specific waist circumference standards should be used if available. For children aged 6 to <10yr, though MS cannot be diagnosed but further measurements should be made in children with a family history T2DM, MS, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and/or obesity. NCEP/ATPIII definition for children 12-18 years: Individuals with ≥3 of the following are considered at risk for MS: -Waist circumference ≥90th Percentile for age and sex – HDL cholesterol ≤40 mg/dl, -Triglycerides ≥110 mg/dl – Fasting plasma glucose >110 mg/dl, and>GET ANSWER