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  1. Biological and lifestyle factors, and lipid and lipoprotein levels among Japanese Americans in Seattle and Japanese men in Japan.

    Article - En anglais


    It has been previously shown that Japanese Americans in Seattle have significantly higher cholesterol levels than native Japanese.

    The present study examines the association of biological and lifestyle factors with plasma lipid and lipoprotein levels among Japanese Americans (JA) and native Japanese (NJ) to determine if these associations are consistent between these high and low cholesterol populations.


    Study samples consisted of 710 JA male and 728 JA female volunteers living in the Seattle area and a random sample of 3833 NJ male urban workers who participated in parallel cardiovascular disease screening and lifestyle surveys for 1989-1994.

    Multiple regression analysis was conducted to examine the association of lifestyle and biological factors with lipid and lipoprotein levels.


    Alcohol consumption was positively and linearly associated with high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and negatively associated with both low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and the ratio of total cholesterol (TC)/HDL-C (P<0.05 to P<0.001) among JA males and JA females and NJ males.

    Current smoking habit was observed to be negatively associated with HDL-C levels and positively with TC/HDL-C ratio and log TG levels (logarithmic transformation of triglyceride values) (P<0.05 to P<0.001) among all three groups. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lipoprotéine, Lipide, Taux, Sang, Epidémiologie, Ethnie, Japonais, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Japon, Asie, Etude comparative, Mode de vie, Cholestérol, Ethanol, Consommation, Tabagisme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lipoprotein, Lipids, Rate, Blood, Epidemiology, Ethnic group, Japanese, United States, North America, America, Japan, Asia, Comparative study, Life habit, Cholesterol, Ethanol, Consumption, Tobacco smoking

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0051338

    Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 14/05/1998.