Anthropometrical parameters are not related with lipid profile in mild to moderate asthma

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Anthropometrical parameters are not related with lipid profile in mild to moderate asthma

Eizadi Mojtaba, Ahmadi Pezhman, Nasiri Farsani Mokhtar, Torabi Mohsen
Int. J. Biosci.1( 2), 67-71, April 2011.
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Recent evidence showed that obesity is related with asthma prevalence. In this study, we investigated the relationship between anthropometrical indexes and lipid profile in adult obese men with asthma. For this purpose, all anthropometrical indexes and lipid profile such as body mass index, total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL) were measured after a overnight fast between 8-9 a.m o’clock in 36 adult obese men with mild to moderate asthma. The bivariate associations’ anthropometrical indexes and lipid profile were examined with the Spearman rank correlation analysis in studied subjects. Total cholesterol was positive significant related with abdominal circumference. Although a liner relation was observed between the other parameters of lipid profile with anthropometrical indexes, these relationships did not significant of statistical perspective. These findings are different with the results of some previous studies and we can conclude anthropometrical measurements do not a suitable predictor of lipid profile in asthma patients. This data suggest abdominal obesity is the best predictor of lipid profile in asthmatic patients.


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