King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Title: Metabolic syndrome among university employees and their families in Saudi Arabia
Rasmieh Alzeidan is a PhD student in Birmingham City University (BCU)-UK, has a master degree in healthcare management and BSc in pharmacy. She is working as clinical researcher in King Saud University- College of Medicine-Department of Cardiology. She has published several peer-reviewed papers and she presented her research projects in regional, national and international conferences.
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a clinical term used for the co-occurrence of several cardiovascular risk factors. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC; Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates), have been exposed to rapid socioeconomic growth and lifestyle changes in the last 4 decades. That has resulted in changes in the dietary habit and insufficient physical activity leading to high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (diabetes, hypertension, obesity and hyperlipidemia). In GCC countries MetS ranges from 20.7- 40% e which is 10-15% higher than many developing countries, and highest among women.