Type of Article: Original

Page No.: 105-109

DOI: 10.16965/ijims


Rhesus Blood Groups Associated with Risk to Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus: A Report on Punjabi Population in Selangor, Malaysia

Kumeshini Sukalingam 1, Kumar Ganesan *2.

1 Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

*2 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, International Medical School, Management and Science University, ShahAlam- 40100, Selangor, Malaysia.



Introduction: The present study was to evaluate the relationship between ABO and Rh blood groups with diabetes mellitus and obesity in Punjabi population, Selangor, Malaysia.

Methods: This study was carried out at various private clinics where nearby inhabiting Punjabi population at Selangor, Malaysia from August 2013 to July 2014. A total of 990 subjects (600 males and 390 females) were taken for the present study.

Results: Among them, 752 subjects are healthy individuals and 248 subjects had diabetes mellitus, and 159 subjects had obesity. The study incorporated the different blood groups such as group A: 22.52%; group B: 24.44%; group AB: 12.53% and group O: 40.51% respectively. The frequencies of Rh-positive and Rh-negative blood were 88.99% and 11.01% respectively.

Conclusion: Based on the present result, there was a significant difference between healthy subjects and obesity, diabetic patients in blood group B and Rh-positive groups.

KEY WORDS: Punjabi population, ABO and Rh Blood Groups, Obesity, Diabetes mellitus.



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