International Journal of Home Science
2015, VOL. 1 ISSUE 1, PART A
Association of anthropometric indices and prevalence of hypercholesterolemia
Author(s): Harjot Kaur Mann, Rajbir Sachdeva
Hypercholesterolemia (literally: high blood pressure) is the presence of high level of cholesterol in the blood. It is a modifiable risk factor for heart diseases. It is not a disease but a metabolic derangement secondary to many disease particularly CHD. The aim of the project was to identify the anthropometric factors responsible for hypercholesterolemia by collecting data in a questionnaire form. The study was done on 100 patients and 50 normal subjects. Selection criteria for experimental group were LDL≥130mg/dl; HDL≤40 mg/dl; and Total Cholesterol (TC) ≥200mg/dl and free from any serious complications and control group had normal range of LDL, HDL and TC. Subjects were divided in two groups – control and test. It was found that hypercholesterolemic patients have higher levels of BMI; waist circumference, BSF, TSF and body fat than the control group. Higher body fat; Waist hip ratio; TSF; BSF and increased body fat could be a precipitating factor towards hypercholesterolemia in these patients but further studies will be required to validate the hypothesis.
How to cite this article:
Harjot Kaur Mann, Rajbir Sachdeva. Association of anthropometric indices and prevalence of hypercholesterolemia. International Journal of Home Science. 2015; 1(1): 38-40.