Smoking is one of the modifiable cardiovascular risk factors which can alter normal levels of blood lipid parameters, in addition to body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). This study evaluates the effect of smoking on serum lipid profile and its correlation with some obesity indexes including WC and BMI among young males. The study Targets different groups that consist of 46 smoker group and 20 non-smokersas control group that are age and weight matched. Fasting serum level of lipid profile was estimated in both groups. The results showed significant elevation only in fasting blood triglyceride TG and very low density lipoprotein VLDL-C among smokers in compare with non-smokers group. In addition, it shows non-significant change in the levels of fasting blood total cholesterol TC, HDL-C and LDL-C as compared with the concentrations in the non-smoker group. However, a significant positive correlation is found between TG with each of BMI, WC and Duration of smoking (yrs.), there was a significant positive correlation between TC with each of BMI and WC, This study concludes that the mostly altered lipid parameters in the smokers is TG Whereas the less one is TC that could be worsened by increasing in some obesity indexes.


Keywords, Cigarette Smoking, Lipid Profile, Body mass index (BMI), Waist Circumference (WC)

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