Assessment of Body Composition and Serum Lipid Profile in School Children
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Objective: To determine the relationship between body composition and blood lipid concentrations in school aged children Methodology: In this cross-sectional study, 159 children between the ages of 6 to 11 years were included Anthropometric measurements and serum total lipids profile were assessed. Results: Overweight was 6% for boys and 5% for girls. A positive correlations were observed between Total Cholestrol (TC), and BMI, waist circumference, waist to hip ratio, percentage of fat mass, arm fat area (AFA) and between triglyceride (TG), and AFA; white a negative correlation was determined between HDL-C, and fat mass, AFA for boys. No correlation was observed for these values obtained from girls. Conclusion: This study has shown that in comparison to girls, the overweight and the correlation of body composition and lipid profiles were higher in boys with a tendency to develop the higher risk level of cardio vascular disease.