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Evaluacin de la distribucin de los criterios diagnsticos para sndrome metablico, en Pereira, Colombia

Oscar Alonso Pinzn Duque, Julio Csar Snchez Naranjo, Juan Carlos Seplveda Arias, Mara Elena Rivera Salazar

Journal Title:Investigaciones ANDINA

Introduction: the metabolic syndrome (MS) is a cluster of multiple cardiovascular risk factors which has become epidemic around the world. Objective: compare the currently accepted MS diagnosis criteria among patients with MS (SM), first-degree healthy relatives (FS) and healthy controls (S) in the city of Pereira (Colombia). Methods: this was a cross-sectional study in which 116 persons were evaluated for blood chemistry, waist circumference and blood pressure. Results: population was classified as SM (n=53), FS (n=36) and S (n=27) groups. The most prevalent criterion was waist circumference (96.2%) for SM and FS (38.8%) groups, but for S was HDLc (25.9%). The waist circumference difference between FS (38.8%) and S (14.8%) groups was significant (0.24, CI 95% 0.04 to 0.44). Conclusion: this study found that waist circumference criterion could be used for early detection of people at risk for developing MS.