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Postmenopausal lipid profile changes
Aim: It has been reported that total cholesterol, triglyceride and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) increase with menopause, while high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C) gradually decreases. In this study, we aimed to investigate lipid levels in postmenopausal patients. Material and Method: Forty-three postmenopausal women and 43 healthy women were included in the control group and a similar body-mass index and age group. Blood samples were taken after fasting for 12 hours. Triglyceride, total cholesterol, and HDL-C plasma concentrations were measured by cholesterol enzymatic tests, calculated by the LDL-C Friedewald formula. Results: Triglyceride, total cholesterol and LDL-C levels were found to be increased during the postmenopausal period. HDL-C was found to be decreased in postmenopausal period. However, total cholesterol, LDL-C and HDL-C were not statistically significant. Triglyceride was statistically significantly higher in postmenopause group compared to control. When multiple regressions were made, triglyceride elevation in age, BMİ, gamma glutamyl transferase were independently detected in postmenopausal women. Conclusion: Menopause and triglyceride level sincreased significantly. Total cholesterol and LDL-C levels did not significantly decrease in HDL-C levels.

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