Age as a risk factor for developing metabolic syndrome in mine workers at high altitude

  • Mejia C
  • Quiñones-Laveriano D
  • Cruzalegui-Solari C
  • et al.
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© 2016 Sociedad Argentina de Endocrinología y Metabolismo. Objective: To determine the risk of getting metabolic syndrome (MS) according to years old and others associated factors in workers mining of the Peruvian highlands. Methodology: Longitudinal study of data collected between 2007-2010 in a mining camp workers. It was considered that workers had MS if they met the criteria of the International Diabetes Federation (≥94 cm waist circumference in men or women ≥80 cm more ≥2 altered parameters: blood glucose, blood pressure, HDL cholesterol or triglycerides). Adjusted relative risk with the PA-GEE regression were obtained to determine the risk of acquiring the SM over the time (depending on the year of occupational medical examination). Results: Of the 1198 measurements workers, 93% (1109) were men, the median age was 33 years. 36% (428) had a parameter altered waist, and 100% of them had between 2 or more additional parameters altered for the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome. When performing multivariate statistics, adjusted for the time value of body mass index was found that for each year of age increased workers increased by 2% (95%CI: 1-4%) the risk of MS. Discussion: workers evaluated age was a risk factor for MS, this parameter and other relevant should be monitored by companies to generate policies for healthy lifestyle, to prevent chronic disease problems with potential implications workers, the company and society.




Mejia, C. R., Quiñones-Laveriano, D. M., Cruzalegui-Solari, C. C., Arriola-Quiroz, I., Perez-Perez, L., & Gomero, R. (2016). Age as a risk factor for developing metabolic syndrome in mine workers at high altitude. Revista Argentina de Endocrinologia y Metabolismo, 53(1), 29–35.

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