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Title: Serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol, apolipoprotein A-I, A-II and B levels in Singapore ethnic groups
Authors: Saha, N. 
Issue Date: 1987
Source: Saha, N. (1987). Serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol, apolipoprotein A-I, A-II and B levels in Singapore ethnic groups. Atherosclerosis 68 (1-2) : 117-121. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The mortality rate from CAD in Indians is more than 3 times that in the Chinese and Malays in the population of Singapore. The serum total, HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein level (Apo A-I, Apo A-II and Apo B) were studied in a group of 344 healthy male adults from the 3 ethnic groups. Indians had a significantly lower level of HDL-cholesterol (38.4 ± 9.8 mg/dl) than the Chinese (42.7 ± 8.9 mg/dl) (P < 0.005). The Apo A-I levels were higher in the Chinese (115.1 ± 14.8 mg/dl) than in the Indians (108.6 ± 28.8 mg/dl), but the difference was not statistically significant. The Chinese also had higher levels of Apo A-II (48.1 ± 7.2 mg/dl) compared to those in the Indians (38.6 ± 6.4 mg/dl) and Malays (38.0 ± 4.9 mg/dl) (P < 0.001). The ratio of Apo A-I/Apo B level was also higher in the Chinese (1.28) than in the Indians and Malays (1.09). Higher levels of Apo B and lower levels of HDL-cholesterol, Apo A-I and Apo A-II in Indians may partly explain the higher incidence of CAD in Indians.
Source Title: Atherosclerosis
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134007
ISSN: 00219150
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