International Journal of Medicine and Health Development

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2023  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25--30

Anthropometric effect of a personalized food avoidance dietary approach to stop hypertension


Chioli P Chijioke, Micheal T Okafor, Uzoamaka A Okoli, Imelda N Nubia, Bridget Nwokolo, Ifeoma C Onah, Clinton Ide, Chika Effiong-Essieng, Genevieve Obiefuna, Chikere Anusiem 
 Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria; Chiolive International Medical Research Organization, Enugu, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Micheal T Okafor
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus
Nigeria

Background: Body anthropometries are indicators of health and disease. It is universally accepted that it is a useful tool for assessing health status. Objective: The aim of this article is to determine the effect of a personalized food avoidance dietary approach to stop hypertension (PFADASH) on anthropometric parameters: body mass index (BMI), triceps skin fold thickness (TSFT), and abdominal circumference (AC) on study participants. Materials and Methods: This was a longitudinal study and part of an open controlled clinical trial of a PFADASH approved by the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ethics Committee. Anthropometric parameters were compared between study participants with good and poor dietary compliance to a PFADASH. Results: There was no significant difference in the anthropometric parameters: BMI, TSFT, and AC among participants with good and poor dietary compliance to a PFADASH (P > 0.05). Conclusion: There was no negative effect of a PFADASH on anthropometric parameters, despite not being a calorie-restrictive dietary intervention.


How to cite this article:
Chijioke CP, Okafor MT, Okoli UA, Nubia IN, Nwokolo B, Onah IC, Ide C, Effiong-Essieng C, Obiefuna G, Anusiem C. Anthropometric effect of a personalized food avoidance dietary approach to stop hypertension.Int J Med Health Dev 2023;28:25-30


How to cite this URL:
Chijioke CP, Okafor MT, Okoli UA, Nubia IN, Nwokolo B, Onah IC, Ide C, Effiong-Essieng C, Obiefuna G, Anusiem C. Anthropometric effect of a personalized food avoidance dietary approach to stop hypertension. Int J Med Health Dev [serial online] 2023 [cited 2023 Feb 9 ];28:25-30
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