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Volume 7, Issue 2 (May 2020)                   IJML 2020, 7(2): 67-71 | Back to browse issues page

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Kheirollahi A, Karkhaneh A. Prevalence of Elevated Non-HDL Cholesterol among Patients with Diabetes in An Iranian Population. IJML 2020; 7 (2) :67-71
URL: http://ijml.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-322-en.html
Reference Laboratory, Social Security Organization, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (930 Views)
Background and Aims: Non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C), which reflects all cholesterol present in potentially atherogenic lipoprotein particles, might be a useful marker of atherosclerosis in diabetic subjects. In the present study, we evaluated the prevalence of high non-HDL-C in patients with dyslipidemia in diabetic and non-diabetic subjects following LDL-C assessment as the first goal of therapy.
Materials and Methods: A data set of 2142 individuals was included in the study. All values of lipid profile were compared between non-diabetic and diabetic groups and the prevalence of dyslipidemia was evaluated in two groups.
Results and Conclusions: According to the results, 48% of patients with diabetes achieved combined LDL-C ≤2.5 mmol/L and non-HDL ≤3.3 mmol/L targets, and 58.2% of diabetic patients achieved LDL-C goal while only 50.2% attained non-HDL-C goal. Also, the results indicated that non-HDL-C significantly heightened in patients with diabetes. Therefore, non-HDL-C needs to be calculated as a routine assessment in patients with diabetes.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Biochemistry
Received: 2019/07/30 | Published: 2020/05/30

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