The components of Metabolic Syndrome (MS) are also a constellation of risk factors that precede Diabetes and CVD. Indians are at high risk for CVD and their predispositions like MS. The present study indicates that Metabolic syndrome with their contributive risk factors are highly prevalent in the urban slum dwellers. The prevalence of MS was high in females. The study also revealed MS to be more prevalent in 41â60 years and in the Upper Middle class, suggesting that these groups are at increased risk of developing CVD. Also, high percentage prevalence of overweight and obesity was one of the major driving forces in the development of MS. Therefore, early identification of the metabolic abnormalities and appropriate intervention is of primary importance in populations especially like ours having high prevalence of risk factors for CVD such as MS.
Lavanya KM, Vimala Thomas, Muralidhar, Nageshwar Rao (2012) Metabolic Syndrome (Ms) among Adults in Urban Slums â A Cross Sectional Study in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. J Community Med Health Educ 2:192.
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