Clinical description of metabolic syndrome in men employed in the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC)
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1MA sport nutrition, Dietitian in IOOC
2MA sport nutrition, Dietitian in VIVA sport club
3Assistant Profof physical education at Azad University of Science & Research Tehran
Abstract
Introduction: Metabolic syndrome is a chronic inflammatory condition caused epidemic mortality, especially deaths from cardiovascular disease. The present study aimed at the comparison of the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in active and sedentary shift worker men of Iranian offshore oil company.
Methodology: In the current study, men employed in the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) after completion of the Baecke physical activity questionnaire in the two groups active (n = 39) and inactive (n = 35) were divided. After 12-14 hours of fasting of FBS ، TG، HDL, systolic and diastolic pressure were measured and documented and MetS was defined by the Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) criteria.
Results: The levels of TG and FBS in sedentary men was significantly more than those in active group. The high-density lipoprotein in sedentary men was significantly less than active group. Although both systolic and diastolic pressure greater than the values of the sedentary group, but this difference was not statistically significant. The body mass index and waist circumference of two groups was significantly different from each other, and the body mass index and waist sedentary men significantly more than those in the active group. Both active and sedentary groups had no significant difference in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome with each other and in the sedentary men the prevalence of metabolic syndrome was significantly more than active group.
Discussion: Amount of physical activity is one of the main cause of Mets prevalence in men employed in the Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC).
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