Nutritional Risk Factors in the Cardiovascular Patients


Mansour Karajibani 1 , * , Farzaneh Montazerifar 1

1 Department of Nutrition, Health Promotion Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

How to Cite: Karajibani M , Montazerifar F. Nutritional Risk Factors in the Cardiovascular Patients, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2013 ; 15(3):e93078.


Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 15 (3); e93078
Published Online: October 30, 2012
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: March 05, 2011
Accepted: May 15, 2011


Background : With respect to the effective dietary factors on heart diseases (HDs), the present research aims to study the dietary risk factors of people with cardiovascular diseases.
Materials and Methods : The demography and anthropometric information as well as the nutritional condition for 80 patients hospitalized in the Cardiovascular Ward of Zahedan Khatam al-Anbia (PBUH) Hospital were determined through dietary recall and indices of lipid profile.
Results : As per the findings of this study, for BMI, 26.2% of the patients were overweighed, 10.1% of patients had obesity, and 43.5% of the patients had abdominal obesity for waist to hip ratio. The mean of cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL, and HDL were 198.2±52.8, 136.8±66.3, 139±35.4, and 40±10.2 mg/dl, respectively. Imbalance in the macronutrient intakes were observed in patients.
Conclusion : Given the fact that the indices under study are inappropriate, the patients are those who are subject to cardiovascular diseases in a constant and chronic manner.


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