Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Murcia Region, a southern European Mediterranean area with low cardiovascular risk and high obesity

@inproceedings{Gavrila2011PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Murcia Region, a southern European Mediterranean area with low cardiovascular risk and high obesity},
  author={Diana Gavrila and Diego Salmer{\'o}n and Jos{\'e}-Manuel Egea-Caparr{\'o}s and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Huerta and Alfonso P{\'e}rez-Mart{\'i}nez and Carmen Navarro and Maria-Jose Tormo},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MS) is associated with subsequent appearance of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As compared to other Spanish regions, Murcia (southern Spain) registers increased obesity as well as cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of MS and its components, awareness of obesity as a health risk and associated lifestyles. METHODS A population-based, cross-sectional study was conducted in 2003, covering a sample of 1555… CONTINUE READING