PLASMA C - REACTIVE PROTEIN AND LIPID PROFILE IN PATIENTS WITH OBESITY AT A TERTIARY HEALTH CENTRE ABUJA, NIGERIA
M. S. Dalili*, Affi A. I. and Abdulrahman M. B.
The objective of this study was to determine the levels of C-reactive Protein (CRP) and Lipid Profile in obese and normal body weight patients (controls). The study group consisted of 120 obese patients while the control group had 80 non obese clients. Highly sensitive CRP, total cholesterol CT"-C,) Triglycerides (TGs,) High Density Lipoprotein (HDL-C), and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL-C) were measured. The levels of CRP, T-C, TGS, HDL-C and LDL-C in the obese subgroup were significantly higher than those in the non-obese controls. The elevated levels of CRP and Lipid Parameters also correspond to elevation of body mass index (BMI) and waist to hip circumference (WHR) in the obese subject.
Keywords: CRP, Lipid Profile, Obesity.
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