Lipid profiles in a large cohort of Italian children with Down syndrome

Paola Sabrina Buonuomo, Andrea Bartuli, Gerarda Mastrogiorgio, Annachiara Vittucci, Chiara Di Camillo, Simona Bianchi, Denise Pires Marafon, Alberto Villani, Diletta Valentini

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Objectives Results of epidemiological studies of lipid profiles in individuals with Down Syndrome (DS) in different settings showed discordant results but laboratory norms for this population has been lacking. The aim of our study is to evaluate lipid profiles in a large population of Italian children with DS. Methods Lipid profiles of 357 patients with diagnosis of DS were recorded. RESULTS: Multiple linear regression was employed to estimate models for each lipid fraction as a function of sex and age in patients with DS. Conclusions The main contribution of this paper is to provide data about lipid profile on a large cohort of people with Down syndrome. Long-term surveillance will be crucial to establish if this specific lipid profile may translate into increased morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular diseases (CVD)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-395
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Medical Genetics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016


  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Down syndrome
  • Health supervision
  • Lipids
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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