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Prevelance of various morbidity in North Indian adult obese patients

Endocrine Abstracts 01/2010;

ABSTRACT Aim: To study distribution and magnitude of morbidities (cardiovascular, renal, endocrine, CNS, hypertension, dyslipidemia) in North Indian adult obese patients.

Methods: We assessed 100 obese patients based on BMI criteria for asian adults (BMI>27) attending endocrine and metabolic clinic and subjected for quantification of various morbidities in the form cardiovascular, renal, endocrine, CNS, hypertension, dyslipidemia.

Results: We studied 100 obese patients and 30 controls and the prevalence of hypertension, coronary artery disease, dyslipidemia, diabetes, cholelithiasis, fatty liver, polycystic ovarian disease were 35, 11, 58, 8, 11, 13.6% respectively for patient groups in contrast prevalence of dyslipidemia, fatty liver were 10 and 7% respectively for control group.

Conclusion: Our study is unique in the sense that no study till date available from SEAR countries, showing prevelance of composite complications in obese population. This study actually quantify obesity related comorbidities in North Indian adult and which was found to be significant in comparison to normal weight patient.

Recommendation: Any obese patients with BMI>27 kg/m2 body surface area should be screened for various morbidities.

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