The Anthropometric and Biochemical Parameters in Normal Weight-Central Obesity Females


  • Sanaa Jameel Thamer



Biochemical parameters , anthropometric, females , obesity


Central obesity is abdominal fat that accumulates and affects the health status. The present study aims
to estimate some blood biomarkers among normal-weight females with central obesity and determine
the prevalence of central obesity. The method: healthy females with normal body weight and age group
of (33-44 y) have participated and their body anthropometric parameters were determined. The Navy
formula detected the body composition. Serum glucose, lipid profile, insulin, and cortisol hormone
were tested. The results: a high prevalence has been found of the central obesity among females with
normal weight (71.098%). Central obesity is characterized by increasing WC, WHR, and WHtR with
high-fat percentage and fat mass (40.55%, 25.6 kg) than females without central obesity (31.5%, 19.4
kg, respectively). The central obesity females showed significant elevation in serum glucose 8.937
mmol/L, insulin 177.884 pmol/L, and HOMI 10.216 with dyslipidemia than the ones with the noncentral
obesity. A high significant cortisol level (29.126 μg/dl) was observed in the normal weight
central obesity group. Conclusions: the incidence of central obesity among normal-weight females has
been associated with changes in some blood profiles, which may contribute to increasing adiposityrelated
risk factors and health outcomes and the effect on body shape.

Author Biography

Sanaa Jameel Thamer

Assist. Prof., Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Basrah, Iraq




How to Cite

Sanaa Jameel Thamer. (2021). The Anthropometric and Biochemical Parameters in Normal Weight-Central Obesity Females. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 3060–3068.