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Original Article

Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Police Officers

Doddappa M Bannigida, Vijayashree S Neeravari, Shivanand B Nayak

Keywords : Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes mellitus, Dyslipidemia, Hypertension, Metabolic syndrome, Risk factors

Citation Information : Bannigida DM, Neeravari VS, Nayak SB. Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Police Officers. Indian J Med Biochem 2019; 23 (3):324-326.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10054-0122

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Introduction: Police officers are facing enormous stress due to unpredictable working hours, irregular diet, disrupted sleep patterns, and different types of physical and mental disorders. The present study was conducted to evaluate the risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disorders, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and diabetes mellitus in police officers. Materials and methods: The study included a total of 800 participants (400 policemen and 400 controls). Along with questionnaire, biochemical, and anthropometric measurements were included in the present study. Statistical analysis: SPSS was used for statistical analysis. Results and conclusion: Present study reported increased risk factors like dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes mellitus, which are predisposing factors for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and MetS.

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