Strategies for Mitigating Driving Factors of Metabolic Syndrome in Cameroon


  • Fomboh N. Richard
  • Mary Bi Suh Atanga
  • Samje Moses
  • Vincent P.K. Titanji


Metabolic syndrome (MS) has become one of the major challenges to public health worldwide due to its significant association with an increased risk of developing type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease among children, adolescents, and adults. The objective of this review was to outline strategies for mitigating driving factors of Metabolic Syndrome. The prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome varies depending on the definition applied, the ethnicity, and the age of the study population. There is evidence of a significant association between causative factors of metabolic syndrome and behavioural risk factors, physical inactivity, and excess weight, emphasizing the importance of early diagnosis. The first-line therapy to prevent and treat Metabolic Syndrome is, therefore, lifestyle modification, such as the consumption of a healthy diet and the performance of physical activities. New methods are needed to improve adherence to a healthier and more active lifestyle such as exposing all strategies in local languages and their outlines placed in health centres to increase awareness in driving factors of MS.