Correlation of lipid profile and BMI in Type 2 diabetes mellitus

K. Narasimha Rai, P. S. Jeganthan

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The risk of diabetes increases progressively with increasing body mass index and waist-hip ratio. In obese patientswith type 2 diabetes, a distinct "diabetic dyslipidemia" is characteristic of the insulin resistance syndrome. The present study was undertaken to correlate lipid profile and BMI in type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients. The study includes 101 type 2 diabetic patients and were divided into Group 1 with 47 Diabetic patients with BMI < 25 and Group 2 with 54 Diabetic patients with BMI > 25. About 5 ml of blood sample was collected and used for the estimation of serum cholesterol, triglyceride and HDL- Cholesterol levels using standard methods. BMI was calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by the square of the height in meters (Kg/m2). Statistical analysis was done using one-way ANOVA and p < 0.05 was considered as significant. From our study, we found that the mean serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels were higher in diabetesmellitus patients with BMI > 25, and it was statistically significant. The mean serum HDL-cholesterol levels were lower in diabetes mellitus patients with BMI > 25. When BMI increases, serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels increases in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)912-915
Number of pages4
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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