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