The frequency of metabolic syndrome in judicial officers.
Objectives: To determine the frequency of metabolic syndrome in judicial officers. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Setting: Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology, Faisalabad. Period: January 2015 to December 2016. Materials and Methods: Total 81 judicial officers were enrolled after obtaining informed consent. Officers from age of 29 years to 56 years and of either sex were enrolled in study. FLP, FBS, BP and waist circumference were measured at FIC. Frequency of metabolic syndrome was noted considering diagnostic criteria. Results: Mean age was 40.35 ± 7.40, 88.9% (n=72) were male, 11.1% (n=9) were females, 12.3% (n=10) were diabetic, 87.7% (n=71) were non-diabetic, 2 were known case of ischemic heart disease with one having CABG. Most common parameter out of Metabolic syndrome factors was hypertriglyceridemia 53.1% (n=43). Least common was diabetes (12.3%). Metabolic syndrome was found in 21% (n=17). Only 11.1% female officer (n=1) were found to have Metabolic syndrome whereas 22.2% male (n=16) were having metabolic syndrome. Conclusion: Metabolic syndrome was quiet common in young healthy judicial officers who were not patient of any significant disease mostly having sedentary lifestyle.