Por favor, use este identificador para citar o enlazar este ítem: https://hdl.handle.net/10495/25407
Título : Metabolic Syndrome Among Young Health Professionals in the Multicenter Latin America Metabolic Syndrome Study
Autor : Vizmanos Lamotte, Barbara
Márquez Sandoval, Fabiola
González Zapata, Laura Inés
Monsalve Álvarez, Julia María
Bressan, Josefina
Babio, Nancy
Salas Salvado, Jordi
metadata.dc.subject.*: Metabolic Syndrome
Síndrome Metabólico
Latin America
América Latina
Abdominal Obesity
Obesidad Abdominal
Health professionals
Fecha de publicación : 2020
Editorial : Mary Ann Liebert
Citación : Vizmanos B, Betancourt-Nuñez A, Márquez-Sandoval F, González-Zapata LI, Monsalve-Álvarez J, Bressan J, de Carvalho Vidigal F, Figueredo R, López LB, Babio N, Salas-Salvadó J. Metabolic Syndrome Among Young Health Professionals in the Multicenter Latin America Metabolic Syndrome Study. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2020 Mar;18(2):86-95. doi: 10.1089/met.2019.0086. Epub 2019 Dec 17. PMID: 31851589; PMCID: PMC7047249.
Resumen : ABSTRACT: Background: Metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components increase the risk of a number of chronic diseases. Evidence regarding its prevalence among health professionals, particularly in Latin America, is limited. The purpose of this study was to assess the overall prevalence of MS and its components among health professionals and students from five Latin American countries. Methods: A cross-sectional multicenter study entitled LATIN America METabolic Syndrome (LATINMETS) was conducted on five groups of apparently healthy volunteer subjects. Sociodemographic factors, lifestyle variables (smoking and physical activity), anthropometric measurements (weight, height, and waist circumference), standard biochemical analyses [triglycerides, glucose, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLC)], and blood pressure measurements were assessed. MS was diagnosed based on internationally harmonized criteria. Associations between MS components and sociodemographic, lifestyle, and anthropometric variables were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression. Results: A total of 1,032 volunteers (n = 316-Mexico, n = 285-Colombia, n = 223-Brazil, n = 132-Paraguay, and n = 76-Argentina) were recruited. The majority of them were women (71.9%), students (55.4%), and younger than 28 years (67.2%). The overall prevalence of age-standardized MS was 15.5% (23.1% men and 12.2% women). The majority (59.3%) presented at least one MS component, mainly abdominal obesity (29.7%) and low HDL-C levels (27.5%). After adjusting for age and sex, MS and its components were positively associated with being overweight or obese. Conclusions: MS prevalence in this study was similar to that generally found among young populations in Latin-American countries. More than half of the sample had at least one MS component, suggesting that preventive measures and treatments aimed at achieving low-risk health status are essential in this population.
metadata.dc.identifier.eissn: 1557-8518
ISSN : 1540-4196
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1089/met.2019.0086
Aparece en las colecciones: Artículos de Revista en Nutrición

Ficheros en este ítem:
Fichero Descripción Tamaño Formato  
VizmanosBarbara_2020_MetabolicSyndrome.pdfArtículo de investigación200.46 kBAdobe PDFVisualizar/Abrir

Este ítem está sujeto a una licencia Creative Commons Licencia Creative Commons Creative Commons