Parenthood and lipid and lipoprotein levels in older men.

  title={Parenthood and lipid and lipoprotein levels in older men.},
  author={Kritz-Silverstein and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor and Nancylee J. Friedlander},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  volume={7 4},
PURPOSE Parenthood for men and women has been associated with longevity, good physical health, and a deterrent effect on negative health behaviors which may affect subsequent mortality. However, decreased high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels have been reported in women with greater numbers of pregnancies. Similar studies have not been reported in men. The present study examines the association of number of biological and nonbiological children with lipid and lipoprotein levels in… CONTINUE READING