Rukhsar Osmani, Faheem Tahir, Fazli Subhan, Zahida Malik, Sikandar Sultan, Abdul Hameed, Zubaria Arshad Khan, Raja Mujtaba ur Rehman.
Comparasion of body weight, serum lipids and blood sugar among hypertensive and normotensive individuals at NIH Islamabad.
Pak J Med Res Jan ;40(4):130-3.

Hypertension is a condition affecting the adult population globally and is a major cause of cardiovascular diseases. A cross sectional study has been carried out in the Clinical Chemistry Department (Public Health Division) National Institute of Health (N.I.H) Islamabad, to compare the levels of blood pressures in normotensive and hypertensive individuals as well as to observe the metabolic changes in blood sugar and lipids, mainly serum cholesterol and triglycerides. Randomly selected one hundred and six patients were tested for the main outcome measures, i.e., blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), obesity, blood sugar and lipid profile. Obesity correlated with glucose intolerance and hypertension while blood pressure showed a wide interindividual variability. Both normotensive and hypertensive individuals were compared considering their age, BMI, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, medication and family history. Significantly higher blood sugar, systolic and diastolic blood pressures were observed in individuals who had history of diabetes, or elevated triglycerides and cholesterol in their family.

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