Metabolic syndrome in obese versus non-obese persons In basrah

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02/4/2014 1:39 PM

Metabolic syndrome in obese versus non-obese persons In basrah

Dr. Salman K. Ajlan, MB ChB, M Sc, Assist. Professor


Background: The prevalence of obesity is continuously rising world-wide. Obesity is an important risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD), metabolic syndrome (MS), and type 2 diabetes (T2D).
Objective: To estimate the frequency of MS in obese versus non-obese subjects in Basrah, Iraq . Methods: This is a prospective clinical study performed in Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital, Basrah, and included 86 obese subjects (with a BMI ≥ 30), 39 males and 47 females, and 132 non-obese subjects ( with a BMI < 30 ), 60 males and 73 females as a control group. Measurement of height, weight, waist circumference (WC), blood pressure ( BP ), fasting blood glucose ( FBG ), total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG ) and high density lipoprotein- cholesterol (HDL-C) levels were carried out. The updated US National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III ( updated NCEP ATP III ) definition was used for the diagnosis of MS.

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