Artículo de revista
Association of C reactive protein levels with metabolic syndrome in adults: A population-based study Síndrome metabólico e inflamación en adultos. Un estudio poblacional
Revista Medica de Chile, Volumen 144, Issue 10, 2018, Pages 1239-1246
Román, Pablo E.
© 2016, Sociedad Medica de Santiago. All rights reserved. Background: Metabolic syndrome is highly prevalent among adults in Chile and represents a health risk. Aim: To determine the relationship between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components, with C reactive protein levels (CRP) as an inflammation marker. Material and Methods: The population studied consisted of 736 individuals born in a hospital from Valparaíso Region, aged between 32-38 years at the time of the study. MetS was identified according to the Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III guidelines and inflammation was measured using ultra-sensitive CRP. This parameter was classified as normal for values from 0 to 3 mg/L, high for values from 3.01 to 10 mg/L and very high for values > 10 mg/L. Results: Median CRP was in the normal range (1.9 mg/L, interquartile range 0.7-5.2) and was higher among women than men (2.2 and 1.4 mg/L respectively, p < 0.01). Twenty seven percent of participants had MetS. One-fourth had high blood glu