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Contributions of different lipoprotein fractions to variations in total cholesterol between Israeli origin groups and social classes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7161045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Total cholesterol, triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol were measured in 2,306 boys, 1,716 girls, 2,479 fathers and 2,822 mothers examined on Visit 1 of the Jerusalem Lipid Research Clinics Prevalence Study in 1976-79. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol levels were estimated from the other three measurements. Using multiple regression analysis to control for body mass index, social class, season of the year and (in parents) age, we compared the three origin groups (Asian, North African and European, depending on the birthplace of the parents) with the Israeli-born group. In both fathers and mothers, the lower total cholesterol levels in the North African group, and to a lesser extent in the Asian, were explained mainly by lower LDL-cholesterol in these groups. In youngsters, the origin groups were characterized by differences not only in LDL-cholesterol, but also in other lipoprotein fractions. Social class in youngsters and mothers was associated mainly with the HDL-cholesterol fraction; in fathers it was associated only with triglycerides. Possible relationships of these findings to smoking, alcohol, exercise and female sex hormones are discussed.
S Harlap; M Baras; Y Friedlander; N A Kaufmann; S Eisenberg; A M Davies; Y Stein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Israel journal of medical sciences     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0021-2180     ISO Abbreviation:  Isr. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-04-07     Completed Date:  1983-04-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0013105     Medline TA:  Isr J Med Sci     Country:  ISRAEL    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1131-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cholesterol / blood*
Epidemiologic Methods
Ethnic Groups
Sex Factors
Social Class
Triglycerides / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Triglycerides; 57-88-5/Cholesterol

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