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Comparative Evaluation of Dyslipaedemia in Obese and Diabetic Patients in Rural and Urban Areas in Lahore, Pakistan

The present study indicated that combined obesity and diabetes were the major cause of dyslipaedemia and coronary artery disease (CAD) followed by obesity and diabetes. Moreover, the risk of dyslipaedemia and CAD in the urban population, was not significantly different from the rural population.


Objective: Obesity and diabetes mellitus are interconnected conditions that share a number of pathophysiological mechanisms such as dyslipidemia leading to cardiovascular complications. The present study was conducted to determine the individual and combined effect of diabetes mellitus and obesity on dyslipidemia and ultimately on silent coronary artery disease (CAD).

25 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Mar, 2016


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