Introduction: Obesity and coronary artery disease (CAD) have had a controversial relationship for decades, though obesity is considered to be an independent risk factor that influences the development of coronary atherosclerosis / Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). However, there are recent studies with results proving otherwise. Aim & Objectives: To find a correlation, if any, between the level of coronary atherosclerosis and any of the nourishment/obesity indicators. Material and Method:This was a prospective study which involved 30 female patients. The study period was from May 2015 to May 2016.Before autopsy, the nourishment/obesity indicators such as waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC), length, and weight were taken in order to compare with the coronary atherosclerotic changes. Results:No such association was established between high BMI /other obesity indicators in relation to the development of coronary atherosclerosis in all the three major coronary arteries. Conclusion:This study could not prove the association between anthropometric measurements and the development of coronary artery atherosclerosis.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|
|Publication status||Published - 01-07-2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine