Background. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) represents a clustering of metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Many studies have shown the influence of an unhealthy lifestyle on the risk of MetS, yet some aspects remain controversial. Aim of the study: to investigate the relationship between an unhealthy lifestyle and the risk of MetS.
Materials and Methods. The study was conducted using a sample of 181 patients, 54 (29.8%) males and 127 (70.2%) females, aged 59.95±10.8 years. The baseline survey involved the completion of structured questionnaires and clinical examination.
Results. Rural environment, lower education level, past smoking, the absence of fruit/vegetables in the diet, carbonated soft drinks, and the consumption of significant amounts of alcohol were risk factors for the MetS.
Conclusion. A precise etiology for the MetS remains unclear, but it is known to result from a complex interaction of genetic, metabolic, and socio-economic and environmental factors.
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Cozma, Angela; Sitar-Taut, Adela; Urian, Laura; Fodor, Adriana; Suharoschi, Ramona; Muresan, Crina; Negrean, Vasile; Sampelean, Dorel; Zdrenghea, Dumitru; Pop, Dana; Daniel, Leucuta; and Orasan, Olga Hilda
"Unhealthy lifestyle and the risk of metabolic syndrome- the Romanian experience,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 5
, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol5/iss2/12