Vol 73, No 1 (2022)
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Metabolic syndrome in women — correlation between BMI and waist circumference

Marcin Gierach1, Roman Junik1
Pubmed: 35119095
Endokrynol Pol 2022;73(1):163-164.


Introduction: Metabolic syndrome (MetS), which includes abdominal obesity, hypertension, hypertriglyceridaemia, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and elevated fasting plasma glucose, is now well understood. The prevalence of MetS is increasing all over the world. Central obesity is the main and the most common component of MetS. The most simple, practical, and frequently used tool for assessing body weight is body mass index. The aim of our study was to show the correlation between waist circumference (WC) and BMI in women with MetS depending on its components.

Material and methods: It was a study of 36-month duration (2016–2019) conducted in University Hospital No. 1 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The study included 696 women with diagnosed MetS according to the 2009 International Diabetes Federation criteria.

Results: In the study group, WC was found to be significantly correlated with BMI according to the arterial hypertension, T2DM, IFG, lower HDL-C, and higher TG level.

Conclusion: We should consider changing the WC guidelines for Europeans, but for this we need more prospective studies.

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