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Serum cholesterol concentrations in early infancy.
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PMID:  7234378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sixteen healthy term infants were followed from birth to the age of 3-6 months. Total cholesterol, VLDL-LDL-cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol were determined in cord serum, in serum obtained 3-10 days after birth (mean age 4.6 days) and at the age of 3-6 months (mean 4.1 months). Mean total cholesterol increased by 1.5 mmol/l during the first 3-10 days and by an additional 1.1 mmol/l during the following 3-6 months. Mean VLDL-LdL-cholesterol increased by 1.0 mmol/l and 0.9 mmol/l, respectively, and mean HDL-cholesterol by 0.4 mmol/l and 0.3 mmol/l, respectively, during the same periods. The HDL-cholesterol: VLDL-LDL-cholesterol ratio thus fell from 1.5 at birth to 0.8 at the age of 3-10 days and to 0.6 at 3-6 months. In eight breast-fed infants, the mean total cholesterol level increased by 2.9 mmol/l from birth to the age of 3-6 months. This increase was significantly higher than the increase found in eight infants who received a cow's milk formula--i.e. 2.3 mmol/l. Free and esterified cholesterol were determined in 10 infants. Free cholesterol accounted for about one-third of the total cholesterol from birth to the age of 3-6 months.
B E Ginsburg; R Zetterström
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0001-656X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Publication Date:  1980 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-07-09     Completed Date:  1981-07-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0000211     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  581-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cholesterol / blood*
Cholesterol Esters / blood
Infant, Newborn
Lipoproteins, HDL / blood
Lipoproteins, LDL / blood
Lipoproteins, VLDL / blood
Milk, Human
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cholesterol Esters; 0/Lipoproteins, HDL; 0/Lipoproteins, LDL; 0/Lipoproteins, VLDL; 57-88-5/Cholesterol

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