Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3194
FONTE MEDINA, Nohary et al. Obesity in the elderly having metabolic syndrome and its association to other factors. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.2, pp. 197-204. ISSN 1561-3194.
The Metabolic Syndrome (MS) is shown as metabolic and clinical disorders. Four of them (obesity, mainly centrally located, blood glucose control alteration, high level of serum lipids and hypertension) are developed at once, more frequently than expected by chance. Objective: To determine the prevalence of obesity in elderly suffering form MS, so as its association to some other risk factors. Methods A cross-sectional, descriptive and observational study of case-controls was carried out on subjects aged 60 o older attending to two outpatient desk at the "Turcios Lima" Polyclinics in Pinar del Rio Municipality during the period May 2006- December 2007. Results Obesity was found in 42.1 % of women, and 36.4 % of men, slightly increased in the group of 60-64 y.o. for both sexes. 81.6 % of women showed abdominal circumference widened. Obesity appeared in 42.3 % of people having pathological personal antecedents, and in 34.2 % of people without them. Conclusions: Abdominal obesity is more frequently in women during elderly, and obesity and widened abdominal circumference were correlated.
Palavras-chave : Metabolic Syndrome; Obesity; Arterial Hypertension; Diabetes Mellitus; Ischemic Heart Failure.