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September 2017 Vol. 5 No.9

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 5(9) pp. 421-426, September, 2017 

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Original Research Article

The Relationship Between Waist/Height Ratio With Fasting Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure and Several Body Measurements in College Students

 
 
 

*Kosif R.1, Bugdayci G.2 and Cinpolat Y.2

 

1Department of Anatomy, Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical Faculty, Bolu, Turkey
2Department of Medical Biochemistry, Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical Faculty, Bolu, Turkey

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: rengink@yahoo.com
Tel: +903742534656 – 3043
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Accepted August 25, 2017

 

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Visceral adipose tissue has been correlated to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and waist circumference is a better predictor of cardiovascular disease. We analyzed the relationship between waist/height ration with Fasting Blood Glucose (FBG) systolic-diastolic blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), hip circumference, waist circumference. The Relationship between Waist/Height Ratio with Fasting Blood Glucose (FBG), Blood Pressure and Several Body Measurements in 91 female, 85 male college students studying in AIBU was analyzed in this study. Waist/height ratios, waist/hip ratio, waist to weight ratio, BMI were calculated. Diabetes history in first degree relatives; smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise history were evaluated. In female volunteers, waist/height ratio was positively correlated with FBG, BMI, hip circumference, waist circumference; FBG was positively correlated with weight. In male volunteers waist/height ratio was positively correlated with weight, waist circumference, hip circumference; and it was negatively correlated with BMI; FBG was positively correlated with diastolic blood pressure. Significant relationships were found between waist circumference and FBG, systolic and diastolic blood pressures. No relationship was found between waits/height ratio and history of diabetes in the family, exercise habits and smoking. In our study population waist/height ratio was not found to be related with systolic and diastolic blood pressures but it was associated with FBG, weight, height, waist circumference, hip circumference and BMI. For relationship between waits/height ratio and FBG, p=0.01 r=0.243 was detected. In our study population in the 17-26 age group, waist circumference mostly affected waist/height ratio, FBG, systolic and diastolic blood pressures.

Keywords: Waist/height ratio, FBG, Blood pressure, Body measurements, Relationship





















 










 







































 










 

 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
                         

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