Metabolic syndrome (MS) in elderly: a cross sectional survey.

  title={Metabolic syndrome (MS) in elderly: a cross sectional survey.},
  author={Gamze Citak Akbulut and Eda K{\"o}ksal and Saniye Bilici and Nil{\"u}fer Acar Tek and Hilal Yildiran and Makbule Gezmen Karadağ and Nevin Sanlier},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  volume={53 3},
This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in Turkish elderly. All data were collected in a cross-sectional based survey on 266 elderly aged above 65 years living in capital city of Turkey, Ankara. MS was defined according to National Cholesterol Education Program: Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III) criteria. In the total sample of participants, the 61.7% (n=164) of the group has been diagnosed as MS. High blood pressure (BP) and waist circumference… CONTINUE READING