Waist Circumference <80cm ( < 31 inches) for Women
<90cm ( <36 inches) for Men
Body Mass index (BMI) <23kg/m2
Blood Pressure <130/85 mmHg
<120/80 mmHg with diabetes
Total cholesterol <160 mg/dL
LDL cholesterol < 100mg/dL < 70mg/dL for diabetes or CAD HDL cholesterol > 40mg/dL ( men); > 50mg/dL (women) Triglycerides < 150mg/dL
Lipoprotein (a) < 20mg/dL
It's important that every adult South Asian follows his or her weight, blood pressure and lipid profile. If your numbers are above these recommended guidlines, speak without your physician on what you can do to improve.
Disclaimer: After reviewing the information posted here, always consult with your physician prior to making any personal or clinical decisions.