Lipid Profile of Postmenopausal Women with Central Obesity

Authors

  • Monowara Khanam Department of Biochemistry, National Institute of Kidney Diseases and Urology, Dhaka
  • Md Aminul Haque Khan Department of Biochemistry, Enam Medical College, Savar, Dhaka
  • Md Rezwanur Rahman Department of Biochemistry, Delta Medical College, Dhaka
  • Selima Akhter Department of Biochemistry, National Institute of Kidney Diseases and Urology, Dhaka
  • Md Mozammel Hoque Department of Biochemistry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jemc.v3i1.13836

Keywords:

Central obesity, Postmenopausal, Nonobese

Abstract

Background: Following menopause there are changes in values of lipid profile parameters. Abdominal obesity has also been linked to significant metabolic abnormalities including changes in lipid parameter values. So, we designed this study to observe the pattern of lipid profile parameters in postmenopausal central obese women.

Objective: To assess the lipid profile status of postmenopausal women with central obesity.

Materials and Methods: This cross sectional study was carried out in the department of Biochemistry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh during the period of January 2005 to December 2005. Seventy four postmenopausal women with central obesity and age matched 56 nonobese postmenopausal women were included in the study. Central obesity was defined having waist hip ratio more than 0.8. All statistical analyses were done by SPSS 12.0. p values <0.05 were considered significant.

Results: Statistically no significant difference was observed between the central obese women and nonobese women in total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol levels. But HDL-cholesterol was found lower and triacylglycerol was found higher in postmenopausal central obese women.

Conclusion: Dyslipidaemia is a feature of postmenopausal women with central obesity.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jemc.v3i1.13836

J Enam Med Col 2013; 3(1): 08-12

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Published

2013-02-17

How to Cite

Khanam, M., Khan, M. A. H., Rahman, M. R., Akhter, S., & Hoque, M. M. (2013). Lipid Profile of Postmenopausal Women with Central Obesity. Journal of Enam Medical College, 3(1), 8–12. https://doi.org/10.3329/jemc.v3i1.13836

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