Serum lipids in young women before, during, and after pregnancy.

  title={Serum lipids in young women before, during, and after pregnancy.},
  author={Willy-Anne H J van Stiphout and Albert Hofman and Adrianus C. J. M. de Bruijn},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={126 5},
The associations between pregnancy and serum lipids were investigated in a cohort of 831 Dutch women, initially aged 5-19 years. These women were examined yearly from 1975 to 1985 for an average period of six years, as part of a longitudinal survey of risk factors for coronary heart disease. During this period, 62 women became pregnant, and their serum total and high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels were compared with those of an age-matched reference series of nonpregnant women… CONTINUE READING

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