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Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its risk components: a community based study in a hill state of india

Authors:Meenakshi, Manoj Kumar Nandkeoliar, Monil Singhai, Vartika Saxena, Rajeev Goyal
Int J Biol Med Res. 2021; 12(3): 7356-7359  |  PDF File


Aim: The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of Metabolic syndrome in a semiurban region of Uttarakhand. Methods: This was a community based cross-sectional study which included 274 participants. After getting written consent from the participants, detailed history was recorded. Physical examination was done and anthropometric measurements recorded as per protocol. Fasting blood samples were taken for estimation of fasting plasma glucose, HDL and triglycerides. Results: Out of 274 participants, according to harmonization criteria, the prevalence of MetS was 27% (n=74). Out of 212 males, 52 were MetS positive while 160 were MetS negative. Out of 62 female participants, 22 were MetS positive while 40 were MetS negative. Central obesity was the most common derangement both among males and females. Conclusion: In conclusion, the study population has a high prevalence of MetS. Females and older populations were affected more than males and younger participants due to age and gender related metabolic changes.