A cross sectional study of relationship of body mass index with blood pressure in obese & non-obese

Abstract: Background: Obesity leads to morbidity as well as mortality. There is usually increased level of total cholesterol, LDL- cholesterol, VLDL- cholesterol, triglycerides and decreased level of HDL- cholesterol in obesity. These are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, pulmonary disorder and gall stones. Method: In this cross sectional study conducted at out patients department & patients admitted in GGH General Hospital, Jamnagar between May 2012 and April 2013, a total of 105 patients were included. Obesity index BMI measured using standard protocol. Both systolic & diastolic Blood pressure measured using standard techniques. Result: significant raised in systolic & diastolic blood pressure noted in obese as compare to non obese. In conclusion, elevation in blood pressure is more in obese as compare to non obese. There is a significant correlation between various blood pressure parameters and body mass index.

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[Vishaldeep D. Gohel, Bhavin kansagra, Nimisha Gajera, Rajesh kathrotia ,V.S.Joshi (2014); A cross sectional study of relationship of body mass index with blood pressure in obese & non-obese Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (8). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

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