Evaluation of lipid profile in stunted children’s of age below 5 years from North Bihar Region
Dr. Abhishek Kumar, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Dr. Chandan Kumar
Lipid disorders include high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LD) cholesterol, or fats called triglycerides, or both in blood. High levels of these lipoproteins and fats increase the risk for developing heart disease. The early onset of lipid disorders including elevated total or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and high levels of triglycerides (fats) is alarming as these conditions in childhood are predictive of elevated risk for cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Hence based on above findings the present study was planned for Evaluation of Lipid Profile in Stunted Children’s of Age Below 5 years from North Bihar Region.The present study was planned in Department of Paediatrics, Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital, Laheraisarai, Bihar, India. Total 100 children’s of age below 5 years were enrolled in the present studybetween July 2019 to December 2019.Out of that the 50 Stunted children’s were enrolled in the Group A as Cases and remaining 50 cases were enrolled in Group B as Control patients. The data generated from the present study concludes that there is an increased risk of metabolic alterations, namely, poor glycaemic control, hypertension, and altered lipid profile that occur in children with stature deficit. Long-term effect of these metabolic alterations may predispose these undernourished children to an increased risk of CAD in future life.