Mapping of Scientific Production on Metabolic Syndrome Related to Anthropometric Aspects: a Systematic Review
Keywords:Metabolic syndrome x, Neck, Anthropometry
Metabolic syndrome (MS) can be defied as a set of risk factorsÂ such as central obesity, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance and increased blood pressure. In this context, anthropometric measures canÂ relate to some of these factors and neck circumference an alternative and innovative approach. This study aims to map the scientifi
production of the last three years on metabolic syndrome relatedÂ to anthropometric aspects. A systematic review was conducted inÂ SciELO databases, PubMed and MEDLINE using as descriptors inÂ DeCS (MeSH) - Health Sciences: â€œsyndrome x metabolicâ€, â€œneckâ€Â and â€œanthropometryâ€ with publications of the last three years. 517
references were found and only 14 met the established criteria. OverÂ 70% of production is in a foreign language and most authors agreeÂ that neck circumference is signifiantly associated with metabolicÂ syndrome and which is a useful tool in the identifiation of metabolic syndrome. It highlights the importance of further developmentÂ of studies on this issue that can guide strategic actions especiallyÂ at the primary care level in the prevention of risk factors associatedÂ with MS.
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