Pytetskaia N. I. HYPERTENSION AND OBESITY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS

The National Medical University of Health Ministry of Ukraine, Kharkov

Overweight and obesity and their role in the formation of cardiovascular risk especially in the elderly is very challenging. The incidence of hypertension among obese patients makes 75 %. It increases in all age groups, largely due to the mode of life: low physical activity and high-calorie food. This work centered to determine the characteristics of obesity in elderly hypertensive patients. Total 74 patients with hypertension (62 females and 12 males) aged from 60 to 74 years took part in the study. They underwent a complete clinical examination, anthropometric
measurements and assessment of the main modifiable risk factors. 85.1% of them had overweight (males) and obesity (females). The study revealed the prevalence of the android type of adipose tissue distribution, low physical activity, salt abuse, low content of fresh fruits, vegetables and fish in the diet and preference to eat meat and sweet confectionery and bakery products.

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