Changes in Lipid Profiles According to Body Mass Index in Individuals Coming to a Tertiary Care Hospital.
J Islamabad Med Dent Coll Jan ;6(3):144-147..
Objective: The aim of this study was to quantify dyslipidemia among people with different Body mass index. Patients and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed in the Pathology Department of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad. A total of 198 participants were enrolled in the study. All the participants were above 20 years of age coming as caretakers to the patients coming to OPD and indoor departments. People under 20 years, with cardiac diseases and those reluctant to give consent were excluded from the study. The outcomes were measured in the form of quantification of dyslipidemia among different classes of Body mass index (BMI). Results: The mean age of the participants was 34.9 + 9.4 years with predominance of male participants, 141 (71.2%). The overall frequency of dyslipidemia was 56.1%. It was observed that 51 (42.5%) individuals with normal BMI also had dyslipidemia. Out of 38 overweight cases 32 (84.2%) were found to be associated with dyslipidemia (p-value = <0.001). Conclusion: From the above study, it was found that dyslipidemia is not only associated with obese or overweight individuals, but also in individuals with normal BMI. This shows that normal BMI individuals are also at risk of developing cardiovascular disorders and should be routinely screened for dyslipidemia
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