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HYDERABAD: A recent study by the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) at information technology (IT) workplaces of various operational sizes in India’s premium IT hub, Hyderabad, has highlighted health concerns — particularly metabolic syndrome (MetS) among the employees.
The study revealed that nearly 46% of participants had at least three or more of metabolic risk factors including low HDL level, high waist circumference along with elevated levels certain biomarkers linked to higher risk of developing NCDs
MetS is defined as the presence of three or more of the five important risk factors – waist circumference (WC) of more than 90 cm in men, more than 80 cm in women; triglycerides (TG) levels of more than 150 mg/dL; high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C) level more than 40 mg/dL in males and more 50 mg/dl in females. Also blood pressure (BP) over 130/85 mmHg and fasting blood glucose level over 100 mg/dL are risk factors.
The study was conducted on 183 IT employees with the median age of 30 years. It found that the average sitting time of these employees was more than eight hours on a regular working day. Only 22% employees reached the recommended intentional physical activity duration of at least 150 minutes per week.
“Many of the…
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