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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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ICV : 78.6

Abstract

BMI A HEALTH POINTER- A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF APPARENT HEALTHY STUDENTS OF DORBEN POLYTECHNIC ABUJA

Dr. Nwachukwu Francis Chukwuedozie*

ABSTRACT

Body mass index (BMI) along with waist circumference measurement points where the fat accumulates on the body. BMI is a good measure of general adiposity therefore the aim of this research was to highlight a commonplace fact on Nigerians eating habits with its link on health status, through BMI assessment. The researchers measured fasting blood sugar (using the principle of glucose oxidase method), lipid profile, (using semi-automated enzymatic analyzer and phosphotungstate precipitation method), BMI and associated anthropometric parameters in apparent healthy students, to scale the health status in prospect. The results revealed most increased in value of BMI (28.15 kg/M2), Fasting Blood Sugar (5.19 mg/dl), Blood pressures (120.67: 81.67), and Waist Circumference (37.43 inches), were all in the overweight category. In the lipid profile (Mg/dl), most increased in value were Triglyceride (109.14), Total Cholesterol (160.29), Very low density lipoprotein (21.83), in the overweight however Lower Density Lipoprotein (125.85), was in underweight. High Density Lipoprotein (28.00) in normal and overweight. The result was significantly different only in the BMI at P<0.01, for underweight and 0.001 for overweight compared with the normal weight. BMI has correlation with all the parameters measured. From the results, trend in the development of risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, obesity and diabetes are farsighted BMI scale.

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