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Title: Lipoprotein changes in women taking low-dose combined oral contraceptive pills: a cross-sectional study in Basra, Iraq
Authors: Abdel Barry, J.A.
Flaf, M.S.
Al Namaa, L.M.
Hassan, N.A.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: We assessed lipid and lipoprotein levels in 100 women taking low-dose COCs and a control group of 100 non-users attending the family planning centre Basra Maternity and Child Hospital, Iraq. Venous blood was collected after 12-14 hours fasting, and serum triglyceride [TG], total cholesterol [TC], high-density lipoprotein cholesterol [HDL-C], low-density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL-C] and very low-density lipoprotein [VLDL] levels were measured. Serum TG, HDL-C and VLDL levels were significantly higher and LDL-C levels lower in users than non-users but TC levels did not differ between the 2 groups. TG, HDL-C and VLDL levels rose with age and duration of use while LDL-C levels decreased; TC levels did not change
Description: 684-688
Keywords: Lipoproteins
Contraceptives, Oral, Combined
Cholesterol, LDL
Cholesterol, HDL
Cholesterol, VLDL
Cross-Sectional Studies
Subject: Lipoproteins
ISSN: 1020-3397
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