ANTHROPOMETRIC AND BIOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF NORMAL AND OBESE SUBJECTS ON AN INDIAN POPULATIONAbstract
Obesity is a very serious health problem worldwide. Obesity depends on several physical and bio-chemicals parameters that are discussed in this work, i.e., BMI, cholesterol level that includes Total cholesterol (TC), High density lipoprotein concentration (HDL-c), Low density lipoprotein (LDL-c), Triglycerides level (TG), Glucose level, Postprandial glucose level. The present study throws light on the, efforts being made to find out the prevalence of obesity over different anthropometrical and biochemical parameters. Anthropometrical parameters were considered in the school going children from families financially poor or with bound, while the biochemical parameters were performed on subjects from age group from 16 to 70 years. Many questions were asked in the form of a questionnaire related to their lifestyle. Anthropometrical data from school going children showed 11% obesity and overweight. Biochemical data showed 20.27% persons were having a TC level, 46.08% having HDL-c, 19.35% having LDL-c, 29.05% having TG, 36.48% having fasting glucose level and 37.18% having a postprandial glucose level higher than the threshold values. Henceforth, the results explained the prevalence and epidemic conditions of obesity in developing countries like India.
P. Kumar, R. K. Singh, K. Mahalingam and S. S. Khora *
School of Biosciences and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
02 May 2019
09 September 2019
13 November 2019
01 March 2020