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Metabolic Syndrome In Elderly From A Northeastern Brazilian City
Author: Betânia Maria Pereira Dos Santos, Carla Daltro, Maria Do Carmo Andrade Duarte De Farias, Luiz Carlos De Abreu, Vitor E. Valenti, Italla Maria Pinheiro Bezerra, Michele Thaís S. Alves, Viviani Barnabé, Rodrigo Daminello Raimundo, Leila Maria Batist
Publisher: Internet Medical Publishing
8 pages
One time payment: €6.08
Required subscription: Academic
Type of publication: Article
DOI: 10.3823/1619
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Population aging is a global reality. In Brazil, ten years ago the elderly accounted for a number of 14.5 million (8% of total population). In 2020 it is estimated it to double to 26.3 million. Currently, there are 18 million people over 60 years old, representing 12% of the Brazilian population. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2050 the number of men and women over 80 old can overcome the children, adolescents and young adults.

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