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Concentrations of lipids, lipoprotein, and apolipoproteins in serum of Zimbabwean Africans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3926349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The subjects in this study were volunteers from a Zimbabwean population: 794 men and 705 women, ages between 20 and 65 years. They were receiving no medication and had no disease that could influence lipid metabolism. For determination of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and apolipoproteins, they were screened for the known risk factors for coronary heart disease, to exclude factors known to influence those analytes. The results showed a significant sex- and age-dependence. The means and ranges for cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, and triglycerides were lower than those found in European populations. The high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and apolipoprotein A concentrations, on the other hand, were higher than in the European populations. This study established the reference ranges of the analytes studied and suggests that the prevalence of coronary heart disease may be low in Zimbabwean Africans.
Z A Gomo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical chemistry     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0009-9147     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chem.     Publication Date:  1985 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-09     Completed Date:  1985-09-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9421549     Medline TA:  Clin Chem     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1390-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Apolipoprotein A-I
Apolipoproteins / blood*
Apolipoproteins A / blood
Cholesterol, HDL / blood
Cholesterol, LDL / blood
Lipids / blood*
Lipoproteins / blood*
Middle Aged
Sex Factors
Triglycerides / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Apolipoprotein A-I; 0/Apolipoproteins; 0/Apolipoproteins A; 0/Cholesterol, HDL; 0/Cholesterol, LDL; 0/Lipids; 0/Lipoproteins; 0/Triglycerides

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