Metabolic Syndrome in Rural Community

Mehmood Alam Pasha


According to our observation, prevalence of metabolic syndrome is rising in urban populations as well as rural communities. However, this rising problem is largely being ignored and according to preliminary results quality adjusted life years can be increased by preventing Metabolic Syndrome. The first attempt to give a proper definition of Metabolic Syndrome was done by World Health Organization (WHO) in 1998.1 According to WHO criteria metabolic syndrome consists of diabetes mellitus along with any two of the following: BP greater than 140/90 mm Hg, hypertriglyceridemia, decreased HDL, central obesity and microalbumenemia.2 Metabolic syndrome is a major use of morbidity in diabetic patients and medical establishments.



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