Author(s): Eljamay Salwa Muftah, Tawfeg A. Elhisadi.
Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.(1) Being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk for a number of common causes of disease and death including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.(2,3) The aim of this study is to describe the correlation between body mass index (BMI) with hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes mellitus type 2, among Libyan citizens. This study watched the development of BMI in 516 female and male patients as well as 117 healthy weight as counterpart, from 15 to 62 years old of age (32.06 ±10.8), randomly selected to take a part in this study. This paper does not cover type 1 diabetes. In this study, plasma cholesterol and type 2 diabetes are closely linked with body mass index (BMI). The risk of diabetes and plasma cholesterol in obese people is greater when compared to those of healthy weight counterpart. Keywords: Cholesterol; age; gender; body mass index; blood sugar.