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Metabolic syndrome in Mexican women survivors of breast cancer: a pilot study at a general hospital.

Medical Archives 01/2014; 68(1):19-21. DOI: 10.5455/medarh.2014.68.19-21
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ABSTRACT According to developed countries' studies, in breast cancer survivors there is a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome; however, in Mexico data is lacking about this issue.
To explore if metabolic syndrome occurs in Mexican women survivors of breast cancer.
At a second-level general hospital, women with breast cancer with a surviving > 2 years were studied. The analysis involved their demographic and anthropometric features, blood pressure measurement, time of surviving, besides fasting blood levels of lipids and glucose.
The sample consisted of 100 women; 42% were obese (body mass index > or = 30 kg/m2). The sample's mean age was 60 years with a mean surviving time of 6.5 years. Their mean glucose level was 122 mg/dL and triglycerides 202 mg/dL. There were 33% with blood pressure > or = 130/85mm Hg or diagnosis of hypertension. Fifty-seven percent had glucose > 99 mg/dL or diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, and 58% had triglycerides > 149 mg/dL. Metabolic syndrome occurred in 57% of obese women.
Our results suggest that metabolic syndrome occurs in more than 50% of obese Mexican women survivors of breast cancer.

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