Cigarette smoking and serum lipid and lipoprotein concentrations: an analysis of published data.

@article{Craig1989CigaretteSA,
  title={Cigarette smoking and serum lipid and lipoprotein concentrations: an analysis of published data.},
  author={Wendy Y Craig and Glenn E Palomaki and James E. Haddow},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1989},
  volume={298 6683},
  pages={1312}
}
To examine the association between cigarette smoking in adults and serum lipid and lipoprotein concentrations the results of 54 published studies were analysed. Overall, smokers had significantly higher serum concentrations of cholesterol (3.0%), triglycerides (9.1%), very low density lipoprotein cholesterol (10.4%), and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (1.7%) and lower serum concentrations of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (-5.7%) and apolipoprotein AI (-4.2%) compared with nonsmokers… CONTINUE READING