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Int J Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Summer;11(3):145-53. doi: 10.5812/ijem.5443. Epub 2013 Jul 1.

The effect of community-based education for lifestyle intervention on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components: tehran lipid and glucose study.

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Endocrine, Obesity and Prevention of Metabolic Disease Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

It has been shown that life style modification may decrease the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, but this intervention has not been reported in community setting.

OBJECTIVES:

Effect of lifestyle modification on prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components were assessed in an urban population.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

In 6870 participants of Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study aged 20-74 years, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components were measured before and after a 3.6 years interval. Lifestyle intervention was employed at a community level including 2961 individuals and also 3909 subjects which were recruited as controls. Logistic regression analysis was adjusted for age, sex and medications.

RESULTS:

After 3.6 years, the rise in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome was less prominent in intervention than control group (P < 0.002 for increase of metabolic syndrome prevalence between groups), with an OR of 0.84 (confidence interval 0.75-0.95). After intervention the prevalence of abdominal obesity, elevated fasting glucose levels, elevated triglyceride and low HDL cholesterol were more prominent in control group, as compared to intervention group.

CONCLUSIONS:

Community based lifestyle modifications in Tehranian adults delayed rise in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and some of its components.

KEYWORDS:

Community-Based; Lifestyle; Metabolic Syndrome; Prevalence

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