The estimated prevalence of metabolic syndrome is 20-25% of the world s population. Earlier studies have shown that this diagnose doubles the danger of coronary heart-disease. In this article, people already diagnosed with obesity, were considered for metabolic syndrome diagnoses, and the different risk factors involved in this diagnosis was discussed.
This research looked into patients referred for obesity in a specific period of time. Two separate definitions were used to comparison. The patients were also considered in comparison with gender and metabolic risk factors.
66% of the patients fulfilled the criteria s for both definitions, but the diagnose from IDF (international diabetes federation) was stricter than the one from NCEP (national cholesterol education program) There were a majority of men and elderly that had metabolic syndrome ,and they also had poorer testresults. There was increased prevalence of lifestyle diseases and abdominal obesity in patients with metabolic syndrome compared with those without the diagnose.
Patients with obesity have increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome, which makes these people more exposed to diseases as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.