Complex relation between increasing fat mass and decreasing high density lipoprotein cholesterol levels: evidence from a population-based study of premenopausal women.

@article{Sowers1999ComplexRB,
  title={Complex relation between increasing fat mass and decreasing high density lipoprotein cholesterol levels: evidence from a population-based study of premenopausal women.},
  author={Maryfran R. Sowers and C J Sigler},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={149 1},
  pages={
          47-54
        }
}
High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels can be used to predict cardiovascular disease risk in women. To better understand variability in HDL cholesterol levels, the authors examined the relation with three domains (body size and type, sex hormone status, and carbohydrate metabolism) in a cross-sectional population-based 1993-1994 study of 402 premenopausal women from Tecumseh, Michigan. They found that these domains explained 27% of the total variation in HDL cholesterol levels; waist… CONTINUE READING