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Síndrome metabólico: prevalencia de factores asociados a la dieta y al estilo de vida en una población de riesgo

Bioquímica y Patología Clínica 01/2007;
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ABSTRACT Los cambios en la dieta y su interacción con factores ambientales contribuyen al desarrollo de diabetes, obesidad, dislipemia, hipertensión y ECV, todas asociadas al SM. Objetivo: analizar la prevalencia de factores relacionados a la dieta y estilo de vida en una población de riesgo. Se seleccionaron 89 individuos (19 a 69 años) por encuesta previa, que presentaron al menos uno de los siguientes factores de riesgo: obesidad, hipertensión, dislipemia y diabetes. Resultados: sobrepeso y obesidad 65.4%, ingesta calórica dentro del valor recomendable pero con elevada grasa y sedentarismo (74.2%); hiperglucemia (11.8%); dislipemia (hipertrigliceridemia 20.5 %, hipercolesterolemia 36.1% y HDL disminuido 19.3%) e hipertensión 23.7%; 18.0% declaró tabaquismo y 13% consumo de alcohol. En esta población se pone en evidencia la elevada prevalencia de factores de riesgo asociados a estilos de vida, en especial obesidad y sedentarismo. Se impone así la necesidad de implementar cambios culturales y estrategias terapéuticas a fi n de evitar el desarrollo del Síndrome Metabólico.

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