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Screening of Obesity and its Associated Biochemical Markers in North Indian Population

Pallavi Anad, Anil Kumar, Kahkashan Naaz

Abstract


The aim of the present study was to explore out the prevalence of biochemical markers, and their connection with obesity in north Indian population. The sample size was 300, between the ages of 10 and 60 years old from all the ethics of north India. The obesity was calculated by body mass index based on the World Health Organization standard. We collected venous blood for biochemical markers investigation (total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, triacylglycerol, insulin and glycemia). Mann Whitney test was performed to calculate continuous variables between sexes. Chi-square test was conducted to evaluate proportions. To examine the association between the independent variables and biochemical markers, a multiple logistic regression model was conducted. Out of 300 samples taken, adolescents obese were found to be 23.1%; and 65.8% were found inadequately active. A high incidence of dyslipidemia (71.4%) was observed, whereas the low levels of high-density lipoprotein (40.7%) were the most prevalent. A relationship between obesity and objectionable values for high-density lipoprotein, triacylglycerol and insulin resistance was found. Obese adolescents were less likely to present a desirable value for high-density lipoprotein. It is understood that obesity is unfavourable to the metabolic record and should be controlled and treated in every stage of life.

 

Keywords: Body mass index, fibrinogen, lipid profile, obesity

 

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Pallavi Anad, Anil Kumar, Kahkashan Naaz. Screening of Obesity and its Associated Biochemical Markers in North Indian Population. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Health Professions. 2018; 8(3): 51–54p.


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