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Association of Anthropometric and Metabolic Indices in Obese Punjabi Subjects

Association of Anthropometric and Metabolic Indices in Obese Punjabi Subjects

Shabana*, Saleem Ullah Shahid and Shahida Hasnain

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore 54690 

*     Corresponding author: shabana.mmg@pu.edu.pk

 

ABSTRACT

Obesity has been shown to be associated with dyslipidemia. The study was aimed at determining the baseline dyslipidemia profile of a selected cohort of obese subjects and compare the results with healthy controls from Pakistan. 250 obese subjects and 225 healthy age and sex matched controls were analyzed for lipid profile (Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL-c, LDL-c and VLDL). The results showed that Pakistani obese patients are hyperlipidemic except for HDL, which is low in obesity. The anthropometric traits were significantly different between dyslipidemic obese subjects and nondyslipidemic non obese subjects. In conclusion, obesity is accompanied by a dyslipidemic profile and increased weight and/or BMI. The progression of clinical forms of obesity can be assessed by the strong predicting indices, including weight, BMI, low HDL and high TC.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 50, Iss. 6, Pages 1999-2398

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