alexa Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome among North Indian
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Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism
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Research Article

Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome among North Indian Adolescents Using Adult Treatment Panel III and Pediatric International Diabetic Federation Definitions

Riyaz A Bhat1*, Irshad Parray2 and Zeeshan Ahmald1

1 Noora Multispecialty Hospital, Srinagar, Kashmir, India

2 Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Kashmir, India

*Corresponding Author:
Riyaz Ahmad Bhat
Noora Multispecialty Hospital
Shaltang, HMT Srinagar, Kashmir, India
Tel: 9419604468
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: November 07, 2013; Accepted date: March 06, 2014; Published date: March 10, 2014

Citation: Bhat RA, Parray I, Ahmald Z (2014) Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome among North Indian Adolescents Using Adult Treatment Panel III and Pediatric International Diabetic Federation Definitions. J Diabetes Metab 5:352. doi: 10.4172/2155-6156.1000352

Copyright: © 2014 Bhat RA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Background: Childhood obesity is an important risk factor for the development of metabolic syndrome in children and adolescent. Because of high prevalence of Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome in Indian Adult population, studies are needed to identify the prevalence of these metabolic abnormalities in adolescent population.

Aim: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome using Pediatric International Diabetic Federation definition and compare it with estimates of Adult Treatment Panel III definition among adolescents in Northern India.

Material and methods: At total of 899 adolescents attending school (aged 10-18 years) participated in this population-based prospective study. All the clinical and biochemical assessment was done after proper consent. The metabolic syndrome was determined by the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III definition modified for age and Pediatric international diabetic federation definition.

Results: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome was 3.5% according to Adult Treatment Panel III criteria and 1.5% based on International Diabetic Federation criteria. No significant gender difference was observed in the distribution of metabolic syndrome. Hypertriglyceridemia was the most common and abdominal obesity the least common constituent of metabolic syndrome.

Conclusion: This study provides the first estimates of metabolic syndrome using pediatric international diabetic federation definition in adolescent population from northern India.


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