SEX DIFFERENCE IN RISK-FACTORS OF LIPID-METABOLISM FOR CORONARY-ARTERY DISEASE


TAMUGUR E., OZER M., GUNER G., DJAVANI M.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND NUTRITION, vol.13, no.1, pp.63-71, 1992 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Doi Number: 10.3164/jcbn.13.63
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND NUTRITION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-71
  • Keywords: SEX DIFFERENCE, LIPID DISORDERS, CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, HIGH-DENSITY-LIPOPROTEIN, HEART-DISEASE, HDL CHOLESTEROL, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, SERUM TRIGLYCERIDES, FOLLOW-UP, ASSOCIATION, PLASMA, PRECIPITATION, ANGIOGRAPHY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

This study was undertaken to investigate the importance of the sex difference in risk factors of lipid metabolism for coronary artery disease (CAD). In the blood samples of 82 male and 54 female coronary artery patients, and 70 male and 49 female healthy individuals, we determined the serum levels of total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLC), triglyceride (TG), and the ratio of TC/HDL-C. The differences between the mean values of the CAD and the control groups were found to be statistically significant at the level of p < 0.01 for the above-mentioned parameters, except for TG, for which the level was p < 0.001 in both sexes, and for HDL-C in females, for which it was p < 0.05.