The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its predominant components among pre-and postmenopausal Ghanaian women

@inproceedings{Arthur2013ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its predominant components among pre-and postmenopausal Ghanaian women},
  author={Fareed Kow Nanse Arthur and Michael Adu-Frimpong and James Osei-Yeboah and Faustina Obu Mensah and Lawrence Owusu},
  booktitle={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2013}
}
Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a clump of risk factors for development of type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. Menopause and age are thought to predispose women to the development of metabolic syndrome. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of MetS and identify its predominant components among pre-and postmenopausal women in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. Two hundred and fifty (250) Ghanaian women were randomly selected for the study. They were evaluated for the prevalence… CONTINUE READING