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Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran, falahi.e@lums.ac.ir
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Background: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is rising, and identification of the related preventive factors is very important. The aim of this study was to determine relation between serum ferritin and the MetS among the adult population of Khorramabad. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study 201 subjects without metabolic syndrome (control group) and 177 patients with metabolic syndrome (cases) were assessed. Serum ferritin concentrations were measured by Radio Imiuono Assay (RIA) method. Data were analyzed using ANCOVA, Chi-square and independent t-tests. Results: Out of 378 subjects, 7.9% were femel and 71.2% were married. 25.6% of them had diploma or less. Indices that were significantly associated with metabolic syndrome include age (p=0.001), marital status (p=0.001), literacy status (p=0.001), and serum ferritine (p=0.006). No significant association was found between incomes, smoking status and MetS. Conclusion: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in people who had high serum ferritin levels was more than those with normal ferritin levels. Cosequently, There exist a direct correlation between ferritine levels and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome
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Received: 2014/12/28 | Accepted: 2014/12/28 | Published: 2014/12/28

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