Comparisons of Fatty Acid intake of Hypercholesterolemia in Women

고콜레스테롤혈증 여성 환자의 지방산 섭취량 비교

  • Lee, Seung-Rim (College of Medicine Pochon CHA General Hospital, Seoul, Korea.Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea) ;
  • Kim, Sang-Yeon (Korean Living Science Research Institute, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.KODITION R&D Center, Seoul, Korea) ;
  • Jang, Yu-Gyeong (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Hanyang University)
  • 이승림 (포천중문의대 차병원.한양대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김상연 (한양대학교 한국생활과학연구소.코디션 신제품개발연구소) ;
  • 장유경 (한양대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 2001.11.05


The purpose of this study was to compare with in fatty acid intakes between hypercholesterolemia group and normocholesterolemia group, aged between 30 to 65 years old in women. The subjects were classified as hypercholesterolemia group and normocholesterolemia group based on The Guideline for Korean Hyperlipidemia. Dietary intakes of fatty acids were by means of a 24-hr recall method with food models and measuring tools. We analyzed both data sets together using analysis of variance the chi-square test and student's t-test(SPSS for WINDOWS, version 7.5). Significance was defied as a P value <0.05. The results obtained are summarized as follows. Mean age, BMI and percentage of postmenopausal women in hypercholesterolemia group were significantly higher than those of normocholesterolemia group. Percent of total energy from fat in hypercholesterolemia group tended to be higher than that in normocholesterolemia group. C16:0(Palmitic acid) and saturated fatty acids(SFA) intake of hypercholesterolemia group was significantly higher than that of normocholesterolemia group. Therefore, women who suffered from hypercholesterolemia were recommended to control body weight and consume foods containing low SFA and cholesterol.