Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a population of overweight workers at a reference hospital

Ticiana da Costa Rodrigues, Jacqueline Jacques Winter, Damasio Macedo Trindade, Luis Henrique Santos Canani


Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in a population of overweight patients. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 290 patients, regularly receiving care at the internal medicine ambulatory of the Division of Occupational Medicine at Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, who had complaints of overweight. Inclusion criteria were age over 18 years, body mass index equal or higher than 25 kg/m2 and absence of diabetes mellitus. MS was defined according to criteria by the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III. Results: Prevalence of MS in this group of individuals was 20.0%. When only patients with obesity were assessed, prevalence was 24.6%. Conclusions: Prevalence of MS was similar to that of the general population, even in the group of obese patients, a group that theoretically has higher risk of developing MS.


Síndrome Metabólica, obesidade, sobrepeso.

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