In the latest study on metabolic syndrome, nobody was surprised as they read the published report in the Journal of the American medical Association that shows more than one third of U.S. adults suffer from it.
Victims almost always suffer from increased diabetes risk and a variety of heart ailments. And not only that, it was also discovered by the researchers that as people grow older, when they reached the age of 60, they acquire the disease
Dr. Robert Wong, the leading author of the research team, also an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco, said that the results of the finding is quite alarming as the population grows older. This will put a huge stress of the nation’s health care system.
If you’re afflicted by it, it means you have a health problem which include among others high blood pressure, and you will have an occasional bout of high or low cholesterol levels.
Metabolic syndrome indicates that the patient is predisposed to heart problems. The only way to know the country’s frequency rate of the MS, Wong and his team made an evaluation of the information gathered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 2003 and 2012.
Approximately 33 percent of the entire U.S. adults had the syndrome according to the 2003-2004 data. With regards to 2011-2012 medical data, the number was a little bit higher at 35 percent
One of the leading causes of metabolic syndrome is obesity and the prevalence of both are the same according to experts’ observation. One mirrors the other.
Age is another factor aside from obesity. Age seem to s to have a great effect on metabolic syndrome. Young people are rarely affected by it at the rate of only 18 percent
In the case of adults, the prevalence is almost 47 percent of those who are 60 and above. Most of those who are affected at 60 and above are women and Hispanics at 50 percent
Dr. Pamela Morris president of the American College of Cardiology’s Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee said that it’s just but natural for age to have an important role to play. As people grow older they tend to become heavier because they become less active.
American Heart Association agrees in giving encouragement to all people and also those who suffer from the syndrome, to live a healthy life so as to avoid the disease and to put it under control.
One of the solutions being suggested is to limit children’s consumption of sugary drink in schools and eat only healthy foods whenever they are in cities and other urbanized localities. AHA came up with more locations where everyone can walk and run in safety and in the process get more exercise.