2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Correlation of BMI with blood pressure in young university male students
Author(s): Shabnam Joshi, Alka Pawalia, Amit Sambharwal and Vikram Singh Yadav
In a rapidly developing country like India there is a rapid rise in lifestyle diseases too like diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. These problems are not only limited to old age now. Young people are also susceptible to such problems. The present study was done on 200 young university boys (18-27 years) to see a relationship between body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure (BP). Both the systolic and diastolic blood pressure was measured. The result showed that of the total population 19% and 14.5% of the students were overweight and obese. There was also a steady rise in systolic and diastolic blood pressure as the BMI increased with a significant positive correlation (p<0.01). Though, the values are not on a very higher side now, but is an alarm bell for future in these young students. Youngsters should be advised to maintain a normal BMI for a better future health.
Pages: 1128-1130 | 227 Views 3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shabnam Joshi, Alka Pawalia, Amit Sambharwal and Vikram Singh Yadav. Correlation of BMI with blood pressure in young university male students. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2018; 3(2): 1128-1130.