Prevalence of H pylori in obese attending Obesity therapy Unit

  • Mumtaz K Hana
Keywords: Obesity; helicobacter pylori; BMI


Background: Obesity is an increasing health problem in developed countries and has grown into a major global epidemic. Recent studies suggested colonization of the stomach by Hpylori might affect gastric expression of appetite- and satiety-related hormone and patients cured of H pylori infection gained weight. Obesity and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) are important because of the problems they lead and their frequency of occurrence.

Objectives: To find out the prevalence of H. pylori infection in obese.

Type of the study:A cross-sectional study

Methods: A total of 32 obese female admitted to the study. Body mass indices (BMI) of all subjects were calculated   H. pylori positivity were studied.

Results: The age range of   the obese   was (20-59)    and the BMI (was 25-55     kg/m²). 26 obese (81.25%) were H pylori positive, and all obese above 45 were H pylori positive.

Conclusions:  Obesity and h pylori are closely associated and the prevalence of h pylori increased with obesity. We consider that H. pylori infection    can be a risk factor for obesity and   almost all obese patients above 45 years were sero positive. However, further studies evaluating more subjects are required. And we need to do national survey about h pylori prevalence in our community

Author Biography

Mumtaz K Hana

Received 3th Oct  2016,

Accepted in final 22th June  2017

How to Cite
Hana, M. (2019). Prevalence of H pylori in obese attending Obesity therapy Unit. AL-Kindy College Medical Journal, 13(2), 69-71.