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Dr. Ayesha Mustafa
Tabassam Zia
Shagufta Tasneem
Khadija Tul Kubra
Mawa Latif


Arterial Stiffness, Obesity, Young Adults, BMI


Background: The world is concerned about the rapid increase in overweight and obesity prevalence and the rising burden of disease, particularly in developing nations like Pakistan.

Objective: The objective of the current study was to find out the he levels of arterial stiffness among obese subject and healthy subjects.

Material and Methods: A total of 80 participants were included with age groups between 18-30 years and participants were divided into two groups. The group I-obese (n=40) and group II non-obese (n=40). Arterial stiffness was investigated by pulse wave velocity (Brachial ankle pulse wave velocity) and Augmentation index (ALX).

Results: Pulse wave velocity and Augmentation Index shows significantly positive correlation with BMI.

Conclusion: The increase in arterial stiffness was closely correlated to the body mass index, which indicating that adult obesity has an adverse impact on vascular adaptation.

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