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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Cross sectional study on patterns of lipid profiles in obese and normal children in south Indian private schools

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Author Details: Amarnath .K, M.V. Sailaja B. Narsing Rao

Volume : 5

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 377

Article End Page : 379


Introduction: Childhood obesity affects both developed and developing countries of all socio-economic groups, irrespective of age, sex or ethnicity.
Objective: to study the patterns of lipid profiles in obese and normal children.
Materials and Methods: A total of 50 healthy children between the age group of 10-15 years were selected from private schools in Kurnool City. Schools were selected based on simple random sampling method. The study was conducted after taking clearance from Kurnool Medical College ethical committee. Then fasting blood samples of children were collected in the morning under aseptic conditions for the estimation of lipid profile. Lipid profile was estimated in Central Clinical Laboratory of Government General Hospital Kurnool with the Semi- Auto Analyzer using the CHOD POD method.
Results: Total Cholesterol (TC), Serum Triglycerides (S.TG), High Density Lipoproteins (HDL–C), Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL-C) and TC/HDL ratio levels are significantly higher in obese children compared to normal children in the present study was noted.|
Conclusion: Increased levels of Lipid profile in obese children may be due to high calorie intake and decreased physical activity of the children. The present study suggests that school children should take a balanced diet, try to avoid intake of fat food and increase their physical activity by playing outdoors.

Keywords: Children, Lipid profile, Obesity.

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