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Title: Serum lipid & lipoprotein profiles of obese Chinese children.
Authors: Ho, T.F. 
Paramsothy, S. 
Aw, T.C. 
Yip, W.C.
Issue Date: Mar-1996
Citation: Ho, T.F., Paramsothy, S., Aw, T.C., Yip, W.C. (1996-03). Serum lipid & lipoprotein profiles of obese Chinese children.. Medical Journal of Malaysia 51 (1) : 68-74. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The serum lipid and lipoprotein levels of 59 obese Chinese children with a mean age of 13.0 years and mean relative weight of 164.2% were analysed. Between 40% to 54% of these children had elevated lipid and lipoprotein levels and about 78% had reduced high density lipoprotein (HDL) level when compared to healthy American and Japanese children. The obese children also had higher mean levels of total cholesterol (TC) and lower HDL compared to male adults in the local population. Those with elevated TC had higher mean relative weight (170% vs 159%, p < 0.05). In view of the close association between hyperlipidaemia and atherosclerosis, obese children should be carefully screened and managed to prevent long term morbidity and mortality of coronary artery disease.
Source Title: Medical Journal of Malaysia
ISSN: 03005283
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