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Research Paper | Medical Science | Nigeria | Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019
Lipid Profile and Atherogenic Indices in Obese Hypertensive and Diabetic Patients
Abstract: In a bid to achieve this objective of examining the lipid profile and atherogenic indices in obese hypertensive and diabetic patients, as well as compare these with the apparently healthy subjects, two hundred and sixty-four (264) subjects were recruited. They consist of group A (59 obese diabetic subjects), group B (59 obese hypertensive subjects), group C (41 obese diabetic and hypertensive subjects), group D (41 obese only or non complicated obese subjects) and group E (60 non obese non diabetic/hypertensive or normal control). Using standard procedures, weight, height, blood pressure and fasting blood glucose were measured and used to classified patients and serum lipid profile and atherogenic indices were determined. Results showed that the non complicated obese group (group D) has increased propensity to develop worsen lipid profile (dyslipidemia) and atherogenic diseases compared to the apparently healthy group (group E) and complicated obese groups (group A, B and C). Judging from the finding of this study, it was observed that non complicated obese group (group D) are more likely to die of CAD followed by the obese diabetic, obese diabetic and hypertensive and then lastly the obese hypertensive individual.
Keywords: Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, co-morbidity, lipid profile, atherogenic indices
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019,
Pages: 1264 - 1268