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2021 Dec

Isr Med Assoc J



High Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Association with Diabetes and Elevated Body Mass Index.


Ferreira Mota Colares S P, Colares G M, de Carvalho J F, Rodrigues C E M
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Dec; 23(12):766-772.
PMID: 34954914.


Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a narrowing of the lumbar canal causing lower back pain, gluteal pain, and neurogenic claudication. LSS has been associated with cardiovascular co-morbidities. Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a pro-inflammatory condition involving a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, is increasingly prevalent worldwide.