Elizabete Viana de Freitas
Kalil Lays Mohallem
Metabolic Syndrome (MS) is a complex disorder characterized by a group of Risk Factors (RF), including changes in glycemic levels, insulin resistance, lipid profile, blood pressure levels and central obesity (visceral adipose tissue – VAT), which increase the incidence of cardiovascular diseases often associated with ageing.1
It is estimated to affect over 20% of the global adult population, and women are at greater risk. Central (visceral) obesity is thought to be the predominant RF for MS, especially among overweight and low-educated elderly.2
Keywords: Metabolic Syndrome; Risk Factors; Prevention and Control; Obesity; Dyslipidemias; Hypertension; Diabetes Mellitus, Elderly.