Serum lipids and lipoprotein levels in Costa Rican 13-18 year-old teenagers.

@article{MongeRojas2001SerumLA,
  title={Serum lipids and lipoprotein levels in Costa Rican 13-18 year-old teenagers.},
  author={Rafael A Monge-Rojas},
  journal={Archivos latinoamericanos de nutricion},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={236-43}
}
Adverse levels of serum lipids tend to persist over time into adolescence and young adulthood, underlying the progression of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Therefore, the lipid profile of Costa Rican adolescents and its relationship with dietary intake, physical activity and Body Mass Index (BMI) was evaluated in a total of 322 adolescents ages 13-18 years from urban and rural areas of San José, Costa Rica. Levels of Total Cholesterol (TC) and HDL-C (High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol) were… CONTINUE READING