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Could Quality of Life Impact the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome? Results from a Population-Based Study of Swedish Women: The Women's Health in the Lund Area Study.

Qader, Saleem LU ; Shakir, Yasameen A and Samsioe, Göran LU (2008) In Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders
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Abstract Background: The metabolic syndrome is regarded as an important risk factor for diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome could be associated with impaired quality of life (QoL). Methods: The Women's Health in the Lund Area (WHILA) project covers 10,766 women born between December 2, 1935, and December 1, 1945, living in the Lund area, of Sweden by December 1, 1995. The primary objectives of this project were to survey perimenopausal women in this area and to evaluate their health status and lifestyles. We used the criteria for the metabolic syndrome, as defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III), which include three or more of five risk factors: central... (More)
Abstract Background: The metabolic syndrome is regarded as an important risk factor for diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome could be associated with impaired quality of life (QoL). Methods: The Women's Health in the Lund Area (WHILA) project covers 10,766 women born between December 2, 1935, and December 1, 1945, living in the Lund area, of Sweden by December 1, 1995. The primary objectives of this project were to survey perimenopausal women in this area and to evaluate their health status and lifestyles. We used the criteria for the metabolic syndrome, as defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III), which include three or more of five risk factors: central obesity, elevated serum triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and elevated blood pressure and fasting glucose. Analysis of most aspects of daily life and QoL according to the Gothenburg Quality of Life Instrument (GQL) was done. GQL refers to the WHO definition of health. Results: A total number of 6913 (64.2%) women with a mean age (56.1) years fulfilled the criteria for screening procedure in the WHILA study. A positive association between women with metabolic syndrome and the following aspects of quality of life were found: "Partnership," "free time," "memory," and being "appreciated outside home." However, "economy," "health," "body image," and "fitness" had a negative association to the metabolic syndrome. Conclusion: QoL is an important factor for metabolic syndrome. Apart from traditional biological factors, prevention of metabolic syndrome should also encompass QoL. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Abstract Background: The metabolic syndrome is regarded as an important risk factor for diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome could be associated with impaired quality of life (QoL). Methods: The Women's Health in the Lund Area (WHILA) project covers 10,766 women born between December 2, 1935, and December 1, 1945, living in the Lund area, of Sweden by December 1, 1995. The primary objectives of this project were to survey perimenopausal women in this area and to evaluate their health status and lifestyles. We used the criteria for the metabolic syndrome, as defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III), which include three or more of five risk factors: central obesity, elevated serum triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and elevated blood pressure and fasting glucose. Analysis of most aspects of daily life and QoL according to the Gothenburg Quality of Life Instrument (GQL) was done. GQL refers to the WHO definition of health. Results: A total number of 6913 (64.2%) women with a mean age (56.1) years fulfilled the criteria for screening procedure in the WHILA study. A positive association between women with metabolic syndrome and the following aspects of quality of life were found: "Partnership," "free time," "memory," and being "appreciated outside home." However, "economy," "health," "body image," and "fitness" had a negative association to the metabolic syndrome. Conclusion: QoL is an important factor for metabolic syndrome. Apart from traditional biological factors, prevention of metabolic syndrome should also encompass QoL.},
  author       = {Qader, Saleem and Shakir, Yasameen A and Samsioe, Göran},
  issn         = {1557-8518},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {08},
  publisher    = {Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.},
  series       = {Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders},
  title        = {Could Quality of Life Impact the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome? Results from a Population-Based Study of Swedish Women: The Women's Health in the Lund Area Study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/met.2008.0014},
  year         = {2008},
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