Objective: This study was designed to investigate the serum insulin levels among hypertensive patients and to study the possible relation with blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol and triglycerides.
Study Design: Comparative study Methods: Twenty non - obese, non diabetic patients with essential hypertension and twenty normotensive controls were studied at the PMRC, Research Centre, F. J. Medical College, Lahore. Blood was drawn for serum insulin levels, Blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides after an overnight fast. Blood pressure and body mass index [BMI] were recorded and results analyzed by using SPSS Package
Results: Showed significantly high [P<0.001] levels of insulin [13.02 +/- 1.95 mu/l] among the Hypertensives compared to controls [10.91 +/- 1.45mu/l] . A significant positive correlation was found [r = 0.439 and Sig.0.05] between serum Insulin and Serum cholestrole. Correlation of serum Insulin with Diastolic blood pressure, triglycerides, BMI and blood sugar level was weakly negative and insignificant Conclusion: It is concluded that serum insulin levels are significantly higher among Hypertensives and significantly correlated with serum cholesterol levels compared to controls
Khatoon Akhtar Bano ,Khatoon Akhtar Bano ,Mumtaz Begum ,Riaz Hussain ,
Fasting blood level of insulin in non-obese and non-diabetic patients with essential hypertension,
Pak. J. Med. Res. 2004;
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