Serum lipid profiles with and without CAD: Jordan Hyperlipidaemia and Related Targets Study [JoHARTS-1]
AbstractWe measured fasting serum total cholesterol [TC], triglycerides [TG], and low- and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL-C and HDL-C] levels in 5000 individuals. Coronary artery disease [CAD] was present in 31%. Compared with women, men had lower mean TC, LDL-C and HDL-C and higher mean TG. Optimal TC level was observed in only 46% of men and 41% of women, and optimal TG in 42% of men and 50% of women. Only 3% of men and 12% of women had HDL-C > 60 mg/dL. Mean TC was not different in CAD patients and those without CAD, but mean TG was significantly higher and mean HDL-C was lower. In all age groups, low HDL-C was more prevalent among men and women who had CAD
Hammoudeh, A.J., Izraiq, M., Al Mousa, E., Al Tarawneh, H., El Harassis, A. et al. (2008). Serum lipid profiles with and without CAD: Jordan Hyperlipidaemia and Related Targets Study [JoHARTS-1]. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117404
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (1), 24-32, 2008
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