Aim: To Study prevalence of dyslipidemia in School going Children of age group 14-18 years in Delhi

Heart attack occurs at early age in India. This is because of bad dietary habits (excess oil, ghee, processed food, and fast food), tobacco chewing, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and history of family predisposition. The disease starts with cholesterol deposits in arteries as early as 10 yrs of age and deposits increase in size causing obstruction in blood flow in the arteries in next 30-40 yrs. Consequences of the cholesterol deposits may appear at 40-50 yrs of age such as heart attack if arteries of the heart are involved or paralysis of one half of the body (CVA) if the brain arteries are involved. There is strong relation of level of bad cholesterol (LDL) in blood and heart disease. Increase in bad cholesterol (LDL) by 1% increases chance of heart attack by 2%. If we detect high bad cholesterol (LDL) and reduce it by mere 40mg during young age we can prevent heart disease by 50%-54% in later age as compared to 20%-25% reduction in heart attack with the same levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) reduction at the age of 35yrs onwards. So earlier the steps are taken to check the bad cholesterol (LDL) better the long term results in preventing heart disease.
With the above objective of detecting high cholesterol among school going children between the age group of 14-18 yrs, Lipid Association of India (LAI) is organizing health camps which aim at

  • – Screening extended Lipid Profile
  • – Examining overall health of the children
  • – Educating parents and children about the benefits of this test in Question
  • – Suggesting required lifestyle and food habits-

In addition to cholesterol level, the experts will look into other risk factors responsible for increasing the incidence of heart attack such as:

  • Smoking
  • Tobacco chewing
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Bad food habits

Blood Tests

2-5 ml blood will be drawn for the following tests:

  • Apolipoprotein A1 (APO-A1)
  • Apolipoprotein B (APO-B)
  • APO B/APO A1 ratio (APO B/A1)
  • Lipoprotein (A)
  • Homocysteine
  • C-reactive protein (Hs CRP)
  • Cholesterol Total
  • Cholesterol HDL-direct
  • Cholesterol LDL-direct
  • LDL/HDL ratio
  • Triglycerides
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • VLDL Cholesterol
  • Breakfast will be served after blood test.

Our objective:  To reduce incidence of heart attacks in India

For further information please contact

Project coordinator

Dr Rashmi: +91-9250900290

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