The blood samples of 229 volunteers (100 men, aged 35-59 y and 129 women, aged 35-54 y) were randomly selected and analysed for serum lipids (triglyceride, total, HDL- and LDL-cholesterol), apolipoproteins (apolipoprotein A1, A2 and B) and Lp(a). The mean serum level of triglyceride was in the high risk category in males (2.50 +/- 2.27 mmol/L) and in normal range in females (1.31 +/- 0.82 mmol/L). Concentrations of total cholesterol (male: 5.93 +/- 1.16, female: 5.66 +/- 0.99 mmol/L) and LDL-cholesterol (male: 3.72 +/- 0.94, female: 3.55 +/- 0.81 mmol/L) were in the borderline risk category, and up to the 75th percentiles both total cholesterol (male: > 6.71, female: > 6.25 mmol/L) and LDL-cholesterol (male: > 4.38, female: > 4.10 mmol/L) were in the high risk categories. The mean values of HDL-cholesterol and apolipoprotein A1, A2 and B were in the desirable range in both sexes, but apolipoprotein B in males and females (male: > 1.3, female: > 1.29 g/dl) were in the high risk category up to the 75th and 90th percentiles, respectively. The mean levels of serum Lp(a) were 19.5 +/- 25.0 and 21.0 +/- 25.2 mg/dl for men and women, respectively, and up to the 75th percentiles were in the high risk category (> 30 mg/dl) both in males and females.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 10 1997|
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