Metabolic syndrome (Met S) is characterized by abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia and hypertension. Elderly population is growing worldwide. Nowadays aging and its consequences are considered important challenges in many countries. Metabolic syndrome has been shown to be associated with several geriatric problems. Studies showed that prevalence of MetS increases with aging. In Puerto Rico prevalence of this syndrome rose with age, from 12.8% among participants aged 21-29 years to 58.2% for participants aged 70-79 years]. The age-related increase in the prevalence of MetS was also found in the Bruneck Study. However, prevalence of MetS in different elderly populations, are not well known. In a study conducted in the Beijing city of China the prevalence of MetS was 30.5%. In a geriatric population in Nigeria, the prevalence of MetS was 89.0% by the NCEP ATPIII criteria.
Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in an elderly population of Tabriz, Iran: Mitra Frootan, Reza Mahdavi, Tala Moradi, Majid Mobasseri, Nazila Farrin and alirza Ostadrahimi
Last date updated on July, 2014