‏Association between body mass index and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Authors

  • Munif Al Marei Tishreen University
  • Akram Jahjah Tishreen University
  • Shatha Al-Youssef Tishreen University

Abstract

Background: Obesity is the major potentially modifiable risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of overweight and obesity on glycaemic control and cardiovascular risk factors.

Results: Of patients with type 2 diabetes, 21% were normal weight, 43% overweight (BMI 25-29.9 kg/m2), and 36% were obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2)

Overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes were younger, had poorer glycaemic control, higher blood pressures, and worse lipid profiles compared to patients with BMI <25 kg/m2

Conclusion: The high frequencies of risk factors in overweight and obese type 2 patients implies an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and the need for therapeutic measures

Author Biographies

Munif Al Marei, Tishreen University

Professor - Faculty of Human Medicine

Akram Jahjah , Tishreen University

Professor - Faculty of Human Medicine

Shatha Al-Youssef, Tishreen University

Master Student - Faculty of Human Medicine

Published

2021-07-06

How to Cite

1.
المرعي م, جحجاح أ, اليوسف ش. ‏Association between body mass index and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Tuj-hlth [Internet]. 2021Jul.6 [cited 2024Jun.23];43(3). Available from: https://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/hlthscnc/article/view/10726

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