Correlation between Body Mass Index and Lipid Profile among Healthy Adults: Analysis of ICPSR-based data

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East African Medical Association


Background: The prevalence of obesity has increased in the majority of developing countries notwithstanding the considerable incidence of undernutrition. The elevated lipid levels associated with obesity may lead to a variety of metabolic and cardiovascular problems. The purpose of this study is to determine the association between body mass index and lipid profiles in healthy adults (BMI). Methods: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome, its risk factors, and the related lifestyle in adult Myanmar citizens were examined in the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Study (ICPSR146521) using data that had been obtained prospectively. The patient's lipid profiles, and demographic data were statistically analyzed using the statistical MedCalc tool. Statistical significance was determined using a 0.05 p-value. Results: A total of 32 subjects, ranging in age from 18 to 90, were examined. Of the individuals, 48.34% were of normal weight, 32.12% were obese, and 19.54% were overweight. 79.66% of the participants who were obese belonged to the class 1 category. A high TG level, a high LDL level, a high total cholesterol level, and a low HDL level were present in 33.11%, 58.28%, 40.40%, and 6.29% of the individuals, respectively. Conclusion: Body mass index had a positive correlation with TG levels and a negative correlation with age. As a result, as BMI rises, TG levels rise as well, but BMI falls as age rises. Age and TC levels have a positive correlation; as a result, TC levels rise with age.