Korean J Fam Pract. 2018; 8(1): 21-24  https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2018.8.1.21
Relationship between Gallbladder Polyps and Metabolic Syndrome Components in Korean Male Adults
Joon Suk Oh1, Hye Mi Lee1, Tai Chi Lin1, Han Na Seo1, Hye Rim Kong2, Sung A Cho2, Bong Gyu Choi1,*
1Department of Family Medicine, Gwangmyeong Sungae Hospital, Gwangmyeong; 2Department of Family Medicine, Sungae Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Bong Gyu Choi
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Received: March 6, 2017; Revised: June 10, 2017; Accepted: June 23, 2017; Published online: February 20, 2018.
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Background: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Korea is increasing as obesity increases. In this study, we investigated the association between metabolic syndrome components and gallbladder polyps.
Methods: We examined 1,011 men between 20 and 65 years of age who underwent health screening including abdominal ultrasonography at Gwangmyeong Sungae Hospital between January 2015 and November 2016. Metabolic syndrome was diagnosed based on the American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III (AHA/NHLBI/NCEP-ATP III) 2005 criteria. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed after adjusting for age to evaluate the association between the components of metabolic syndrome and gallbladder polyps.
Results: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome was observed to be 23.84% in our study. The correlation between each component of metabolic syndrome and gallbladder polyps was not statistically significant except in the case of a fasting blood glucose level. The risk of gallbladder polyps increased as the number of metabolic syndrome components in a cluster increased.
Conclusion: The prevalence of gallbladder polyps increased with an increase in fasting blood glucose levels, as well as an increase in the risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
Keywords: Obesity; Metabolic Syndrome; Gallbladder; Blood Glucose
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