Relation of anthropometry to CVD risk factors in young obese women

Anupama Kamath, M. Nandini, H. P. Kedilaya, Vivian D'Souza

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Abstract

Obesity at an early age is thought to have a greater influence on cardiovascular disease than late onset obesity. The excess body fat associated with obesity is considered a risk factor for many chronic diseases and predisposes to premature cardiovascular disease (CVD). The main objective of the study was to know the correlation of obesity as determined by anthropometry (height, weight, triceps skinfold thickness, hip and waist circumference) to altered blood lipid levels, glucose, fibrinogen and Blood Pressure (BP) in nullliparous women of 18-26 years. Twenty five nulliparous women with a Body Mass Index (BMI) >25 Kg/m2 were selected for the study. Control group included 25 nulliparous women of the same age group with BMI < 25 Kg/m2. A significant increase in waist circumference and skinfold thickness was observed in the obese subjects. Biochemical parameters estimated showed a significant decrease in High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and increase in Total cholesterol / High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (TC/HDL-C) ratio in obese subjects. A positive correlation of Body Mass Index (BMI) with waist circumference (WC) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) was observed. Conversely BMI correlated negatively with HDL-C and triglycerides (TG). The study shows that simple anthropometric data like BMI and waist circumference may be used for screening obese individuals to detect early risk of CVD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalBiomedical Research
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2005

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Anthropometry
Waist Circumference
Body Mass Index
Cardiovascular Diseases
HDL Cholesterol
Obesity
Blood pressure
Skinfold Thickness
Blood Pressure
Cholesterol
Fibrinogen
Screening
Blood
Fats
Adipose Tissue
Hip
Lipids
Glucose
Chronic Disease
Age Groups

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Kamath, Anupama ; Nandini, M. ; Kedilaya, H. P. ; D'Souza, Vivian. / Relation of anthropometry to CVD risk factors in young obese women. In: Biomedical Research. 2005 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 137-141.
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In: Biomedical Research, Vol. 16, No. 2, 01.05.2005, p. 137-141.

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