Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Original Research

A cross-sectional study of anthropometric parameters in normotensive offsprings of hypertensive parents

Seema Tanaji Methre, Ramya Jayakumar, Meera Dattani, Nirmala Gopal Borade, Tanaji Sambhaji Methre.

Background: Globally, hypertension is a major disease burden affecting nearly 1 billion people. India in 2000 had 41.5 million people with hypertension which is estimated to increase by another 5 million by the year 2025. Association of high blood pressure (BP) among siblings as well as between parents and children has been shown by various studies establishing hereditary nature of hypertension.

Aims and Objectives: This study aims to measure and correlate the anthropometric parameters of normotensive offsprings of hypertensive parents (HTP) and normotensive offsprings of normotensive parents.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 200 healthy subjects in the age group of 18–20 years after the approval of the ethical committee of the institute. Height, weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), hip circumference, fat percentage, and BP were measured with standard technique and analyzed using Chi-square test.

Results: About 71.4% of males and 45.5% of females of HTP showed increased BMI (P = 0.002**). 57.1% of males and 56.4% of females of HTP showed increased body fat percentage (P = 0.01*). 50% of males and 41.8% of females of HTP showed increased WC (P = 0.000***). 21.4% of males and 10.9% of females of HTP showed increased diastolic BP (P = 0.04*).

Conclusion: Offsprings of HTP should be considered as a special group. Health professionals who deal with patients with cardiovascular diseases should utilize every opportunity to involve the families concerned in screening, follow–up, and health education.

Key words: Hypertension; Family History; Special; Lifestyle Modifications

Similar Articles

The mechanism behind activation of the Nod-like receptor family protein 3 inflammasome in Parkinson's disease.
Wang J, Zhang XN, Fang JN, Hua FF, Han JY, Yuan ZQ, Xie AM
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(4): 898-904

Family support and posttraumatic growth among tourism workers during the COVID-19 shutdown: The role of positive stress mindset.
Luu TT
Tourism management. 2022; 88(): 104399

Plant Proteomic Data Acquisition and Data Analyses: Lessons from Spaceflight.
Basu P, Kruse CPS, Luesse DR, Wyatt SE
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2368(): 199-214

Historical perspectives on using sham acupuncture in acupuncture clinical trials.
Birch S, Lee MS, Kim TH, Alraek T
Integrative medicine research. 2022; 11(1): 100725

Bioinspired therapeutic platform based on extracellular vesicles for prevention of arterial wall remodeling in hypertension.
Wang C, Xing C, Li Z, Liu Y, Li Q, Wang Y, Hu J, Yuan L, Yang G
Bioactive materials. 2022; 8(): 494-504

Full-text options

Latest Statistics about COVID-19
• pubstat.org

Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• citeindex.org

Covid-19 Trends and Statistics
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.

ScopeMed Web Sites