Association between Obesity and Blood Pressure with certain lifestyle as risk factors among Chiru Males of Northeast India

Hypertension and obesity are among the most prevalent non-communicable diseases, which significantly and independently increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases causing high morbidity and mortality worldwide. It has become the most neglected blatantly visible health challenge, reducing the overall quality of life. The study was an attempt to investigate the prevalence of hypertension, general obesity and to determine the lifestyle risk factors for hypertension among the Chiru Male of Manipur. The results indicated that BMI and blood pressure were significantly associated and among lifestyle factors, physical activity and smoking have the most substantial influence on hypertension.