Serum lipids and lipoprotein in adult Ghanaians

Show simple item record Nyarko, N.K. Adubofour, K.O.M. Ofei, F. Pobee, J.O.M. Owusu, S.K. 2013-05-22T17:39:30Z 2017-10-16T12:58:21Z 2013-05-22T17:39:30Z 2017-10-16T12:58:21Z 1994
dc.identifier.citation Nyarko, N. K., Adubofour, K. O. M., Ofei, F., Pobee, J. O. M., & Owusu, S. K. (1994). Serum lipids and lipoprotein in adult Ghanaians. Journal of Internal Medicine, 236(3), 251-253 en_US
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES: To date, no measurement of serum lipid levels in healthy adult Ghanaians have been carried out. This study was undertaken with the objective of providing reference values for serum lipid levels in the Ghanaian population. DESIGN/SETTING: Fasting serum lipid levels were measured in 79 adult Ghanaians living in an urban setting. Volunteers were randomly selected from the work force of the University of Ghana in Accra. There were 54 males and 25 females in the study population. RESULTS: The mean serum cholesterol (SC) for Ghanaian males was 4.27 +/- 1.00 mmol L-1. A value of 4.34 +/- 1.12 mmol L-1 was obtained for the females in this study. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in Ghanaian males averaged 1.37 +/- 0.44 mmol L-1 and 1.47 +/- 0.50 mmol L-1 in females. There was no statistically significant difference in low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and very-low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-C) levels between the females and males in this study. CONCLUSIONS: Compared to other studies, our results show that populations in Europe and North America have higher levels of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol than Ghanaians. The levels of HDL cholesterol as well as VLDL cholesterol are higher in Ghanaians than in Europeans and Americans. Further work needs to be done to compare lipid levels in urban and rural Ghanaians as well as in those with cardiovascular disorders en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Internal Medicine en_US
dc.title Serum lipids and lipoprotein in adult Ghanaians en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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    The Clinical Pathology Department conducts research that contributes to intervention strategies and safeguards of public health in Ghana. In view of this the Department carries out research into plant medicine development, drug interactions and regulation, bio-monitoring and prevention of poisoning from environmental toxicants (e.g. mycotoxins specifically aflatoxins and toxic heavy metals). The Department also provides specialized laboratory services in support of public health programmes.

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