Industrial Psychiatry Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60--64

Metabolic syndrome among substance dependent men: A study from north India


Surendra Kumar Mattoo1, Naresh Nebhinani2, Munish Aggarwal1, Debasish Basu1, Parmanand Kulhara1 
1 Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 All India Institute of Medical Science, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Naresh Nebhinani
Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Science, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342 005
India

Background: Substance abuse, alcohol in particular, is associated with increased risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome (MS). The relationship between the substance abuse and MS is complex and the literature is sparse. Objectives: The present research was aimed to study the prevalence and predictors of MS among outpatients with substance dependence. Materials and Methods: Patients with substance dependence were recruited from a deaddiction center in North India, who attended outpatient clinic from 1 st January, 2010-31 st December, 2010. MS was assessed using International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criteria. Results: Out of 250 subjects, 34 (13.6%) of the subjects met the IDF criteria for MS and highest being in alcohol group (21.6%). The commonest abnormality was increased triglycerides (TG; 54%) and increased waist circumference (36.8%). Age, body weight, body mass index, and obesity were significant predictor of MS. Conclusion: MS was highest in subjects with alcohol dependence with the commonest abnormality of TG and blood pressure. Hence, routine screening is advisable in this population to address emerging MS.


How to cite this article:
Mattoo SK, Nebhinani N, Aggarwal M, Basu D, Kulhara P. Metabolic syndrome among substance dependent men: A study from north India.Ind Psychiatry J 2013;22:60-64


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Mattoo SK, Nebhinani N, Aggarwal M, Basu D, Kulhara P. Metabolic syndrome among substance dependent men: A study from north India. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Oct 21 ];22:60-64
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