Prevalence and Extent of Coronary Atherosclerosis and Its Correlation with Obesity in a Female Population of South Karnataka : An Autopsy Study

D'Souza, Dr. Haneil Larson and Malhotra, Mehak and *, Dr Ranjit Immanuel James and Bhagavath, Dr Prashanth and Nayak, Dr. Deepak M (2019) Prevalence and Extent of Coronary Atherosclerosis and Its Correlation with Obesity in a Female Population of South Karnataka : An Autopsy Study. Journal of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 19 (2). pp. 97-101. ISSN 09725687

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Abstract

Introduction: Obesity and coronary artery disease (CAD) have had a controversial relationship for decades, though obesity is considered to be an independent risk factor that influences the development of coronary atherosclerosis / Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). However, there are recent studies with results proving otherwise. Aim & Objectives: To find a correlation, if any, between the level of coronary atherosclerosis and any of the nourishment/obesity indicators. Material and Method: This was a prospective study which involved 30 female patients. The study period was from May 2015 to May 2016.Before autopsy, the nourishment/obesity indicators such as waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC), length, and weight were taken in order to compare with the coronary atherosclerotic changes. Results: No such association was established between high BMI/other obesity indicators in relation to the development of coronary atherosclerosis in all the three major coronary arteries. Conclusion:This study could not prove the association between anthropometric measurements and the development of coronary artery atherosclerosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: autopsy, body mass index, coronary artery disease, female obesity, hip circumference, waist circumference and waist hip ratio
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2020 09:09
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2020 09:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/155539

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