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Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Turkmen ethnic groups in Gorgan

Shahini, N. and Shahini, I. and Marjani, A. (2013) Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Turkmen ethnic groups in Gorgan. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 7 (9). pp. 1849-1851. ISSN 2249782X (ISSN)

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Introduction: It has been estimated that the metabolic syndrome may predict cardiovascular disease and the occurrence of sudden death, independent of the presence of other cardiovascular risk factors. The aim of the present study was to assess the metabolic syndrome among Turkmen women in this area. Material and Methods: The present study consisted of 160 Turkmen women. Baseline data and prevalence of metabolic syndrome and the components of metabolic syndrome in Turkmen women were determined. Observations and Results: The prevalence of high levels of fasting glucose, low levels of high density lipoproteincholesterol, high triglyceride levels, high waist circumference and high blood pressure were shown to be 29.37%, 70.62%, 35.62%, 75% and 26.25%, respectively. It was shown that high waist circumference (75%) and Low HDL-cholesterol levels (70.62%) were the most frequent characteristics in comparison to other metabolic components. The prevalence of high waist circumference, high triglyceride levels, high levels of fasting glucose, high blood pressure and BMIs which were ≥25 were higher in subjects with metabolic syndrome (92.85%, 73.21%, 73.21%, 57.14% and 83.92%, respectively). Conclusion: Metabolic syndrome is more prevalent among Turkmen women. Our data has shown that the prevalence of abnormal waist circumference in this ethnic group was highest. The waist circumference can be used as a predictor for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.

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Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Clin. Diagn. Res. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Psychiatry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - State Organization of Schools Golestan Renovation, Development and Mobilization, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Metabolic Disorder Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Golestan province, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gorgan, Metabolic syndrome, Turkmen, glucose, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, triacylglycerol, adult, article, body mass, cardiovascular risk, cholesterol blood level, controlled study, diastolic blood pressure, ethnic group, female, glucose blood level, human, hypertension, Iran, ischemic heart disease, major clinical study, male, metabolic syndrome X, prevalence, sex difference, systolic blood pressure, triacylglycerol blood level, Turkmen, waist circumference
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 08:20
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 06:17
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1834

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