Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in young adults: a study from North India

Manish Chandey, Sukhjeet Kaur, Harjot Kaur


Background: Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors for CVD and is on rise globally as well as in india.

Methods: This was a population based study conducted on 356 individuals of the age of 16-45 years, attending Medicine OPD for routine check-up at Sri guru ram das institute of medical sciences and research. Participants were subjected for anthropometric measurements, complete physical examination and evaluation of biochemical parameters in context of metabolic syndrome.

Results: On applying, NCEP-ATPIII criteria, the prevalence of MS was found to be 22.47%. The prevalence of MS was comparable in both genders, though MS was significantly higher in females of 36-45 years age group (25.64%). About 82% of the participants were either overweight or obese.

Conclusions: Since obesity was the most common entity prevalent and a major risk factor for MS and CVD, early detection and lifestyle modifications to prevent obesity and dyslipidemia should be promoted at all levels in community.


Metabolic syndrome, North India

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