Accession Number : ADA258195
Title : Relation Between Cigarette Smoking, Body Fat Distribution and Density of Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Women.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Beson, Linda R
Report Date : Aug 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 104
Abstract : Coronary heart disease is the number one killer of American women; however, most scientific research regarding risk factors for disease has focused on men. The purpose of this study was to describe the relation between cigarette smoking, distribution of body fat, and density of lipoprotein, cholesterol in women. Variables selected for study were total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, cigarette smoking, and the waist to hip circumference ratio. The sample consisted of 75 adult women volunteers, ages 22 to 74 years. Data were collected at three sites over a four week period. Statistically significant correlations were found between an increased waist to hip circumference ratio and decreased HDL-cholesterol, and increased triglycerides. No significant correlation was found between the waist to hip ratio and total cholesterol or LDL-cholesterol. Finally, no significant correlation was found between cigarette smoking and an increased waist to hip ratio or decreased HDL-cholesterol.
Descriptors : *CHOLESTEROL , *LIPOPROTEINS , *CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES , *BODY WEIGHT , DEATH , WOMEN , ANALYSTS , CORONARY DISEASE
Subject Categories : Biochemistry
Anatomy and Physiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE