RELATIONSHIP OF BODY MASS INDEX AND DYSLIPIDEMIA IN DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS OF MALE AND FEMALE POPULATION OF PESHAWAR
AbstractBackground: BMI is linearly related to the total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerideconcentrations and is, however, inversely related with HDL cholesterol, Dyslipidaemia has beenrecognized to be strongly associated with overweight and obesity and its comorbid conditions.Overweight and obesity is conveniently determined from body mass index (BMI). Present study wasconducted in Khyber Medical College, Peshawar to investigate the importance of age in relation toBMI with dyslipidaemia. Methods: The study was conducted in Khyber Medical College Peshawarduring a span of period covering from 2008 to 2009. A total of 500 volunteer male and female subjectswere included, which were grouped according to age. Lipid profile was obtained against BMI of thesubjects, categorized as normal, overweight and obese in different age groups. Results: The prevalenceof dyslipidaemia was both age and gender dependent. Dyslipidaemia show an increasing trend with agein both male and female subjects. In females, dyslipidaemia shows a gradual increase with age for allBMI categories. However, in males, the trend is different. It has been observed that the percentage offemales having dyslipidaemia was less as compared to males in the age between 20 and 59 years. Onthe other hand, dyslipidaemia shows a dramatic increase in females above the age of 59 years.Conclusion: There is increase in dyslipidaemia trend in our subjects with increase in BMI and age.Keywords: BMI, Dyslipidaemia, HDL-C, LDL-C
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