Dr Rahamon Sheu Kadiri and Charles-Davies MA, Arinola OG, Fasanmade AA, Olaniyi JA, Oyewole OE, Owolabi MO, Hassan OO, Ajobo MT, Adigun K, Akinlade KS, Adebusuyi JR, Ebesunun MO, Popoola OO, Okunbolade W, Fabian UA, Ogunlakin MA, Agbedana EO.   (Published 2012)

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Background: Metabolic Syndrome (MS) increases the risk of developing type-2 diabetes (DM2) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and it is thought to be prevalent in Nigeria. This study aims at determining the prevalence of MS and its component risk factors among apparently healthy traders in a local market in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Results: 301 (56.4%) of traders studied were overweight (176, 33.0%) or obese (125, 23.4%) while 17 (3.4%) and 125 (40.4%) were underweight and normal weight respectively. The prevalence of MS and obesity were 87 (16.3%) and 125 (23.4%) respectively. There was significant association between obesity and MS (p < 0.05). Both MS and obesity were significantly associated with gender (p < 0.05). The prevalence of MS and obesity was higher in female (20.9%; 31.0%) than male traders (6.5%; 7.1%) respectively. The prevalence of MS increased from normal weight (8.3%) to overweight (18.8%) to obesity (28.8%). There were significantly higher differences in age, BP (systolic and diastolic), weight, BMI, WC, HC, WHT, WHR, and PBF but lower difference in height when overweight/obese groups were compared with normal weight group (p < 0.05). TC and LDL-C were significantly higher in only obese than normal weight traders. However, FPG, TG and HDL-C were similar in all groups (p >0.05).

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Keywords: Metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipid aemia, abdominal adiposity, body mass Index
Department: Natural Science
Field of Study: Biochemistry
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Date Added: 02 Nov 2017 11:05am
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017
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