A Study on the Serum Lipid, Apolipoprotein Levels and Their Correlations in Healthy Adults of Gyeongnam Area

경남지역 중${\cdot}$장년층의 혈청지질, 아포지단백질의 농도 및 상호관련성에 관한 연구

  • Lee, Hoe-Seon (Department of Food and Nutrition, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Park, Mi-Young (Department of Food and Nutrition, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Kim, Gyeong-Eup (Department of Food and Nutrition, Kyungnam University) ;
  • Cheong, Hyo-Sook (Department of Food and Nutrition, Kyungnam University) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Hee (Department of Food and Nutrition, Gyeongsang National University)
  • 이효선 (경상대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 박미영 (경상대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김경업 (경남대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 정효숙 (경남대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김성희 (경상대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 2007.09.30


The purpose of this study was investigating serum lipid, apolipoprotein levels and their correlations in healthy adults of Gyeongnam area. The BMI (body mass index) was significantly higher (p < 0.001) in male (25.2 ${\pm}$ 2.7 $kg/m^2$) than female (23.8 ${\pm}$ 1.5 $kg/m^2$), however PBF (percent body fat) was significantly higher (p < 0.001) in female (29.6 ${\pm}$ 4.3%) than male (22.7 ${\pm}$ 5.0%). The WHR (waist to hip ratio) and blood pressure in the groups showed there was no significant differences. The levels of serum total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and apolipoprotein B were significantly higher (p < 0.01) in male (208.7 ${\pm}$ 27.7 mg/dl, 129.0 ${\pm}$ 26.9 mg/dl, 1.0 ${\pm}$ 0.2 g/L) than female (193.6 ${\pm}$ 29.1 mg/dl, 112.5 ${\pm}$ 29.5 mg/dl, 0.9 ${\pm}$ 0.2 g/L, but HDL-cholesterol level was significantly higher (p < 0.01) in female (54.9 ${\pm}$ 6.6 mg/dl) than male (49.9 ${\pm}$ 7.3 mg/dl). The LDL-C/HDL-C, Apo B/Apo A-I and AI (atherogenic index) were significantly higher (p < 0.001) in male (2.6 ${\pm}$ 0.6, 0.8 ${\pm}$ 0.2, 3.3 ${\pm}$ 0.7) than female (2.1 ${\pm}$ 0.5, 0.6 ${\pm}$ 0.2, 2.6 ${\pm}$ 0.5). The triglyceride level was positively correlated with apolipoprotein B concentration (p < 0.05) and negatively correlated with HDL-cholesterol concentration (p < 0.05), however no significant correlation was found with apolipoprotein A-I. According to these results, we conclude that male adults are expecting higher incidence of cardiovascular disease than female adults and we suggest the serum triglyceride should be kept normal level for the prevention of these diseases.


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