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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Prevalence of metabolic syndrome is high among Asians including Indians. Scarce information is available about the magnitude of metabolic syndrome in rural areas and hence present study in rural area of Wardha district, central India. METHODS In 300 randomly selected subjects, blood pressure and anthropometric measurements such(More)
BACKGROUND Sickle cell disorder is a haemoglobinopathy prevalent in the Vidharbha region of Maharashtra, central India. With recent evidence of oxidative stress in sickle haemoglobinopathy, a possible deficiency of antioxidant vitamins was suspected. METHODS We measured plasma vitamin E, vitamin C and beta-carotene levels in persons with heterozygous(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Metabolic syndrome - a plausible precondition for type II diabetes and cardiovascular diseases is also on rise. To understand the mechanistic complexity of metabolic syndrome it is imperative to study the specific contribution of the determinants of metabolic syndrome. Such study can help to identify the most significant factor(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Metabolic syndrome is a major concern as a precursor of cardiometabolic diseases. The present study was designed to study the magnitude and correlates of metabolic syndrome among the adolescents of rural Wardha. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out among the adolescents (10-19 years) of Anji PHC. A sample(More)
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