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Natl J Med Res. 2015; 5(2): 116-121


PREVALENCE OF METABOLIC SYNDROME IN YOUNG V/S OLD APPARENTLY HEALTHY ASIAN INDIAN GUJARATI POPULATION

Hasit Joshi, Priyanka Patel, Komal Shah.

Abstract
Introduction: The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an epidemiological construct of different permutations of risk factors. We aimed to compare and study the overall prevalence of MetS in healthy, asymptomatic young v/s old Gujarati population. Methods: This population based- cross sectional study involved a total of 3329 healthy adults of 18-70 years of age. Clinical data such as body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), blood pressure (BP) were measured along with the biochemical estimations of lipids and fasting blood glucose (FBS). The overall population was categorized in young (

Key words: Metabolic syndrome, Asymptomatic Gujarati population, Age, Gender



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