In 498 subjects (205 normolipidemics and 293 hyperlipidemics) of both sexes, the cholesterol content of high density lipoprotein (HDL) subfractions has been determined. The serum concentration of total HDL-cholesterol appears to be more strictly related to the cholesterol content of HDL2 than to that of HDL3. This latter one, however, gives a contribution to the variability of HDL-cholesterol so that the value of HDL-cholesterol cannot be assumed as a reliable estimate of the serum level of the more anti-atherogenic HDL2 subfraction. The cholesterol content of HDL and its subfractions is higher in women than in men and decreases with increasing serum VLDL-cholesterol level and body weight. Both HDL2- and HDL3-cholesterol appear to largely depend from the metabolism of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins in accordance with the data of experimental studies.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||La Ricerca in Clinica e in Laboratorio|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry