Correlation between blood pressure and five food groups as a coronary heart disease risk factor in middle aged Indian male population

Sharad Patel, Abhay Naik


Background: Social and lifestyle changes are responsible for the increasing prevalence of coronary heart disease risk factors. Objective of the study was to correlate blood pressure and five food group as a coronary heart disease risk factor in Indian population.

Methods: 31 male executives over the age of 30 years working in industry were included in the study. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured with the help of a standard mercury sphygmomanometer.

Results: Statistical analysis was carried out and Pearson Correlation was applied. The study showed significant correlation between systolic blood pressure and food group I and food group IV consumption.

Conclusions: The present study highlights observation that the blood pressure as a risk factor for coronary heart disease is silently affecting the middle aged Indian male population due to unhealthy life style.


Blood pressure, Coronary heart disease, Five food group

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