Received: November 18, 2009
Accepted: January 21, 2010
Ref: Tambe DB, Phadke AV, Kharche JS, Joshi AR. Correlation of blood pressure with Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR) in middle aged men. Internet J Med Update 2010 Jul;5(2):26-30.
CORRELATION OF BLOOD PRESSURE WITH BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) AND WAIST TO HIP RATIO (WHR) IN MIDDLE AGED MEN
Dr. D. B. Tambe† MD, Dr. A. V. Phadke† MD, Dr. J. S. Kharche† MD and Prof. A. R. Joshi‡ MD
†Lecturer, ‡Head, Department of Physiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
(Corresponding Author: Profesoor A. R. Joshi, Head, Department of Physiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India; Email: email@example.com)
Obesity and cardiovascular risks are closely associated. Hypertension is the most common and early complication of obesity. Obesity is measured with different parameters like Body Mass Index, Waist to Hip Ratio etc. In the present study we have tried to link parameters of obesity with hypertension. We have found that in hypertensive middle aged Indian males diastolic blood pressure showed a better correlation with Waist to Hip Ratio rather than with Body Mass Index.
KEY WORDS: Obesity; Hypertension; Body Mass Index (BMI); Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR)