Volume : VIII, Issue : II, February - 2019

A STUDY OF ANTHROPOMETRIC INDICES OF OBESITY IN PATIENTS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS

Dr Parth Vadhadia, Dr Lalit Shrimali

Abstract :

Objective: To study various anthropometric indices of obesity in patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus and find out the association of various indices of obesity ( BMI, waist circumference, waist hip ratio, waist height ratio and hip circumference) in diabetic males and females. Methods: This cross–sectional comparative study was conducted on patients attending or admitted in the department of medicine at Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital, Udaipur, from January 2017 to July 2018. The data were collected and evaluated by reviewing case files and patient interview. Result and conclusion: Out of 100 diabetic patients, females are found to be more obese/overweight than males. Waist circumference and waist/hip ratio in males and hip circumference in females gave better idea about obesity than BMI. The study highlights the need for early identification of obesity in diabetics for better glycemic control and preventing morbidity and mortality related to obesity.

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A STUDY OF ANTHROPOMETRIC INDICES OF OBESITY IN PATIENTS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS, Dr Parth Vadhadia, Dr Lalit Shrimali PARIPEX - INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-2 | February-2019


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