ASSOCIATION OF BLOOD PRESSURE AND RANDOM BLOOD GLUCOSE WITH WEIGHT STATUS OF NORMAL MALE POPULATION IN DAMMAM SAUDI ARABIA
Background: Overweight and obesity are a big public health problem that can lead to many complications like hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia. However, some controversy exists in the lay press and in the medical literature about the health risks of obesity. The aims of this study were to measure body weight and height, Body Mass Index (BMI), Blood Pressure (BP), and to find the association between BMI and BP and random blood glucose. Methods: This study was conducted in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on 842 male visitors who attended the mobile clinic of Al-Rahma Medical Charities. Data on BMI (Kg/m2), a weight-and-height index, blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) pulse rate and blood samples for random blood glucose were measured. Results: The results showed that, obesity and overweight are increased with age (35.9% and 32.9%) respectively as well as the obese group showed higher systolic and diastolic blood pressure (129.3/82.6 mmHg) compared to the normal and overweight groups. Conclusion: Weight disorder is a real problem, and it is associated with increased blood pressure.
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