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Revista Española de Nutrición Humana y Dietética

versión On-line ISSN 2174-5145versión impresa ISSN 2173-1292


CORVOS HIDALGO, Cesar Augusto; CORVOS, Andrea Victoria  y  HIDALGO, Rafael Ramón. Prevalence of body adiposity and dyslipidemia in officials of the Bolivarian National Police at the National Experimental University of Security. Rev Esp Nutr Hum Diet [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.3, pp.193-200.  Epub 24-Mayo-2021. ISSN 2174-5145.


Body composition is one of the key in the development of the operational work of the police officer, who, with a high percentage of body fat, would be very difficult performance, also individuals with an excess of body fat they commonly exhibit an altered lipid profile called atherogenic dyslipidemia, being both parameters associated with the origin of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In this study, investigates the prevalence of body adiposity and lipid irregularities and the relationship between these as risk factors associated with CVD in a group of the Bolivarian National Police officers.

Material and Methods

45 men and 20 women formed the sample. We calculated the index of body mass (IMC) and the % of fat (%GC) as indicators of adipose and lipid profile as biochemical indicators.


Both groups were placed in higher categories than those recommended, obtaining men and women a BMI and a %GC of 29.7 and 27.6% and 25.6 and 33.4%, both with significant differences. In the same way, women exceeded the upper limit of triglycerides with 151,8mg/dL, and being close to the upper limit of cholesterol and at the same time, obtained lower values of HDL-c (40.5mg/dL). A large percentage of both groups presented alteration on biochemical indicators with the exception of the LDL-c. Cholesterol and triglycerides had moderate correlation with BMI in women, and moderate, low and reverse correlations between the parameters of lipid profile with BMI and %GC in men.


We conclude that a significant percentage of officials, show high fat, and is related to alterations in lipids, may increase the risk for the development of CVD.

Palabras clave : Body Fat Distribution; Body Mass Index; Dyslipidemias; Police; Cardiovascular Diseases.

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