Obesity (body mass index [BMI] 25 kg/m2- ≥30 kg/m2) is an abnormal condition where there are an increasing number of excessive fat in the body, especially in low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels. BMI in obesity is one of the parameters used to determine the body proportion related to the total body fat (including LDL). LDL is a lipoprotein that's easily oxidized in vessel walls which can cause an occlusion in the vessels or also known as atherosclerosis. The process of atherosclerosis has been taking place since young adult. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship of BMI values with LDL level in young adult.Design and Method:
This study was a cross sectional analytic study conducted in March 2015 until July 2015 in STIKes Indonesia (Khatib Sulaiman main street no. 17 Padang), and laboratory of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Andalas University. The subjects were 30 obese students, determined by measuring the anthropometric data to get BMI value. The anthropometric data included age, gender, height, and weight. LDL levels were measured from the subject blood serum. The statistical analysis test used to determine the result of this study was simple linear regression and correlation test.Results:
The results showed that the average level of LDL in obese student of STIKes Indonesia was at normal value, 70.51 mg/dl (normal levels of LDL <100 mg/dl), and there was no significant relationship between BMI values and LDL level in obese young adults based on the P value obtained in this study. P value was 0.340 (P > 0.05).Conclusions:
So, it can be concluded that there was no significant relationship between BMI values with LDL levels in obese young adults.