IS PREVALENCE OF METABOLIC SYNDROME HIGH IN PATIENTS WITH ASTHMA?


Uzunlulu M. , OĞUZ A. , Gedik C., Aslan G., Arık S.

ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, vol.66, no.1, pp.49-52, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/acb.66.1.2062514
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CLINICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-52

Abstract

Aim: It has been reported that people with asthma may have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders due to direct involvement of common inflammatory mediators. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is also characterized by inflammation. In this study, we hypothesised that the prevalence of MetS would increase in patients with asthma. Based on this, we evaluated the prevalence of MetS in patients with asthma and the relationship between asthma and cardiometabolic risk factors.