White blood cell count and clustered components of metabolic syndrome: A study in western Iran

Maleki, Ali and Hedayati, Mohammad-Taghi and Shafiee, Mohammad-Ali and Farmani, Maryam and Montazeri, Mohammad (2021) White blood cell count and clustered components of metabolic syndrome: A study in western Iran. Caspian J Intern Med.


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Abstract Background: White blood cell count (WBC) is one of the objective parameters of systemic inflammation. The aim of present study was to evaluate the relationship between WBC count and metabolic syndrome. Methods: In this study on Lor population in Borujerd province (West of Iran), from 2011 to 2013, 800 persons were enrolled. MetS was defined based on ATP III criteria. Differences among the quartiles of WBC were examined by one-way analysis of variance. Results: Only 14.7% did not have any of the five components and 43% of all subjects had metabolic syndrome. The means of WBC count in MetS group were significantly higher than the control group (p<0.0001). In subjects without any MetS components, the means of WBC was 5.321 /µL, and it was 5.664, 5.714, 5.961, 6.302, and 6.572 /µL in subjects with 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 components, respectively. These differences show a significant increasing trend (p<0.0001). Conclusion: WBC count was associated with clustered components of metabolic syndrome. It seems that WBC counts could be considered as a predictive factor for metabolic syndrome in preventive medicine. Keywords: Metabolic syndrome; White blood cell; Inflammation

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2021 04:17
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2021 04:17
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2672

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