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Authors

Angela Cozma, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, 4 th Department of Internal Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, RomaniaFollow
Adela Sitar-Taut, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, 4 th Department of Internal Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Laura Urian, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Department of Hematology, Cluj- Napoca, Romania
Adriana Fodor, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Clinical Center of Diabetes, Nutrition, Metabolic diseases, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Ramona Suharoschi, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Food Science & Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Crina Muresan, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Food Science & Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Vasile Negrean, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, 4 th Department of Internal Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dorel Sampelean, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, 4 th Department of Internal Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dumitru Zdrenghea, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Department of Cardiology, Clinical Rehabilitation Hospital, Romania
Dana Pop, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Department of Cardiology, Clinical Rehabilitation Hospital, Romania
Leucuta Daniel, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Olga Hilda Orasan, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, 4 th Department of Internal Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

DOI

10.22543/7674.52.P218229

Abstract

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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