Research Paper - Journal of Food Nutrition and Health (2018) Volume 1, Issue 1
Relationship of physical activity with obesity indicators and serum leptin level in a type 2 diabetic local population.
Obesity is strong contributory factor in incidence and complications of type 2 diabetes and other degenerative disorders. Physical inactivity is associated with obesity and hormone levels. Current study was planned to investigate relationship of physical inactivity with obesity indicators and leptin levels in type 2 diabetics. Type 2 diabetes patients (n=112) visiting public hospitals of Lahore participated in this study. Anthropometric measures and physical activity were recorded using a structured questionnaire. Leptin levels were measured using ELISA. Statistical analysis was carried out to relate parameters of physical activity, obesity indicators and leptin levels. Results showed that type 2 diabetic subjects demonstrate unhealthy body composition and reduced physical activity. Physical activity was associated with leptin levels and obesity indicators. Leptin level was also significantly associated with the obesity indicators. It is concluded that physical inactivity is strongly related with obesity indicators and leptin levels in this population.Author(s): Butt S, Cheema AM