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Correlation between abdominal fat and myocardial blood flow in sedentary and non sedentary male workers at rest

*, Anupama N and *, Subbalakshmi NK and Sharma , Vishnu M and *, Nayanatara AK and Kini, Rekha D and *, Bhagyalakshmi K (2014) Correlation between abdominal fat and myocardial blood flow in sedentary and non sedentary male workers at rest. International Journal of Biomedical And Advance Research, 5 (2). pp. 90-92. ISSN 2229-3809

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Abstract

Background: Sedentary life has emerged as a risk factor for various negative health. Abdominal obesity plays a major role in the pathogenesis of several metabolic and cardiovascular medical problems. The myocardial blood flow can be easily measured by knowing hemodynamic predictors the heart rate and systolic blood pressure which correlate better with the myocardial oxygen consumption. Method: In this cross sectional study 70 sedentary and 70 non-sedentary (30-40 years) age matched male workers were selected. Their waist circumference, waist hip ratio, heart rate and systolic blood pressure were measured at rest. The rate pressure product was calculated to assess the myocardial blood flow. Results: The waist circumference and waist hip ratio and the systolic blood pressure were significantly (P< 0.05) lower in non-sedentary group compared to sedentary group. The heart rate and rate pressure product both showed very highly significant (P< 0.0001) reduction in non-sedentary group compared to sedentary group. Conclusion: This study shows that the sedentary workers’ myocardial oxygen consumption is much high at rest and they are more prone to ischemia due to stress and exercise.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: abdominal obesity, myocardial blood flow, myocardial oxygen consumption, sedentary workers
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Physiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2014 09:57
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2014 09:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138972

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