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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 7
First page : ( 906) Last page : ( 908)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00147.X

Relationship of waist-hip ratio and body mass index (BMI) to the blood pressure of individuals in Chennai Population

Vidula N. Sri*

Ist Year BDS, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, 162, Poonamalle High Road, Chennai, 77

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ritusri41@gmail.com

Online published on 28 October, 2015.

Abstract

To study about the relationship between waist hip ratio and BMI to BP individuals in chennai population. The study is done in about 50 patients with high blood pressure. The procedure is done using instruments like elastic tape, height metre, sphygmomanometer and weighing machine. Obesity has been particularly recognised as a major independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. This is because increased body fat is accompanied by profound changes in physiological and metabolic functions of the body. Waist hip ratio or waist to hip ratio is the ratio of circumference of the waist to that of the hip. The two most common ways to measure abdominal obesity are waist circumference, waist size compared to hip size, also known as the waist-to-hip ratio. This study is to create a awareness to the people by measuring their waist hip ratio and BMI, and there by educating them about the risk factors that would occur if they are obese.

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