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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1991;12(4):26-32.
Published online April 1, 1991.
The role of age and relative body weight on serum cholesterol.
Se Jung Yang, Kang Sook Lee, Kyoung Mi Kim, Yoon Mi Won, Ho Cheol Shin, Eun Sook Park
혈중 콜레스테롤의 증가에 미치는 연령 및 상대체중의 역할
신호철, 양세정, 이강숙, 원윤미
가톨릭의과대학 가정의학과
Serum cholesterol, one of the major risk factors of cardiovascular diseases including coronary heart diseases, increases with age and is related to sex, height, obesity, smoking, blood pressure, exercise and stress. To explore the relationship between age or relative body weight and serum cholesterol, we examined serum cholesterol in 673 healthy persons aged more than 20.
The results obtained were as follows :
1. The relationship bewtween age and serum cholesterol was positively associated showing simple linear increase in women.
2. In men, the higher the relative body weihgh, the higher the serum cholesterol. In women, the effect in relative body weight-serum cholesterol relationship was less than in men, while serum cholesterol increased with age independently with relative body weight.
3. In multiple regression analysis associated with age and relative body weight in explaining the variations of serum cholesterol, the association between serum cholesterol and relative body weight was statistically significant in men, but in women the association with age was statistically significant.
Our results suggest that family physicians had to recommend and educate the necessity to reduce body weight, especially in obese men.


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