Metabolic syndrome in the elderly.
ABSTRACT The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is increasing worldwide, especially among the elderly. Due to multiple age-related physiologic mechanisms, the elderly are at increased risk of developing intra-abdominal obesity and the metabolic syndrome, including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Metabolic syndrome consists of obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and renal events. With the future population dynamics, the metabolic syndrome should be emphasized among the health care field, researchers, and clinicians. Without proactive and preventative efforts, elderly patients and the health care system will likely experience an epidemic of the metabolic syndrome and the associated CVD.
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ABSTRACT: Nutritional status of Cuban elders in three different geriatric scenarios: Community, geriatrics service, nursery home.The undernutrition rates observed in Cuban elders surveyed in three different geriatric scenarios: Community: coastal town of Cojímar (City of Havana); Geriatrics Service ("Hermanos Ameijeiras" Hospital, City of Havana); and Nursery Home (city of Cárdenas, province of Matanzas) by means of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) of the Elderly are presented. Undernutrition rates were 2.7% among elders surveyed in the coastal community of Cojímar, but increased to become 91.6% among those admitted to the hospital Geriatrics Service, and 95.3% for those institutionalized in the Nursery Home, respectively. The occurrence of undernutrition can be low among elders living freely in the community, but it might affect a vast number of those seeking medical assistance at the public health institutions. Extent of undernutrition among elders in geriatric assistance scenarios should lead to the adoption of the required measures for early identification, and timely treatment, of this health problem.Archivos latinoamericanos de nutrición 09/2007; 57(3). · 0.24 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Effect of light regimens (standard 12:12 light/dark, constant light, natural lightning of the north-west of Russia) and that of melatonin on the development of metabolic syndrome during aging of rats was studied. It was found out that during the process of aging of rats kept in the conditions of the broken rhythm of day and night, different disturbances of metabolism in the form of abdominal obesity, hyperinsulinemia, hypercholesterolemia, hyperglycemia, hyperbetalipoproteinemia and glycosuria occurred. These disturbances can be considered to be metabolic syndrome or the syndrome of insulin resistance. The use of melatonin at night time starting in the rats of 4 month old allowed to decrease the age metabolism disorders in the rats. This fact indirectly proves the insufficiency of this hormone in human in the conditions of natural lighting of the north-west of Russia.Biogerontology 06/2013; 14(4). · 3.01 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Background: Postprandial hyperlipaemia is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis. Objectives: To compare postprandial lipaemia and fasting adhesion molecules levels in healthy young premenopausal(PrW) and postmenopausal (PoW) Spanish women. Subjects and methods: Twenty healthy PrW and 18 healthy PoW participated in a postprandial 7-hour intervention study. All participants were given a fat-rich standard meal (11.8% saturated, 39.7% monounsaturated, and 6.6% polyunsaturated) after a 12 h fast. Blood samples were taken at baseline and at 60, 120, 240, 360 and 420 min after eating. Triacylglycerols (TAG), total cholesterol (Chol), soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1) and soluble vascular adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1) were determined in fasting serum samples and TAG andtotal Chol postprandial levels were measured. Results: Anthropometric data, serum lipid and sICAM-1 presented significant higher values in PoW compared to PrW, but sVCAM-1 did not significantly differ between groups. Postprandial TAG and Chol concentrations in PoW were significantly higher than in PrW (p < 0.0001). There was a significant time influence (p < 0.0001) in TAG in PrW and PoW, while time to peak and peak concentration were significantly higher in PoW than PrW. Chol concentrations showed a significant reduction after 1 h, to reach values similar to baseline after 6 h in PrW but not in PoW Conclusions: Lipid postprandial response to a fat rich meal and soluble intercellular adhesion molecules concentrations indicate a higher cardiovascular risk pattern in postmenopausal compared to premenopausal women. Soluble vascular adhesion molecule levels seem to be influenced not only by age and menopause, but also other factors like usual diet.Nutricion hospitalaria: organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Nutricion Parenteral y Enteral 04/2010; 25(2):256-261. · 1.25 Impact Factor