The relative contribution of menopause to the age-related increase in serum total cholesterol concentration in women is not exactly known.
Cross-sectional studies suggest a considerable contribution of menopause, whereas in short-term longitudinal studies, only a small increase was observed around menopause.
In a 10-year follow-up study (1979-1989), serum total cholesterol concentration and dietary intake were measured annually in 167 healthy perimenopausal women (initially aged 49-56 years) who lived in the mixed rural/industrial community of Ede, the Netherlands.
The longitudinal design enabled us to study the « natural course » of serum total cholesterol concentration and the influence of dietary fat intake during and after cessation of ovulation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cholestérol, Femme, Homme, Etude transversale, Cholestérolémie, Epidémiologie, Ménopause, Etude longitudinale, Pays Bas, Europe, Postménopause
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cholesterol, Woman, Human, Cross sectional study, Cholesterolemia, Epidemiology, Menopause, Follow up study, Netherlands, Europe, Postmenopause
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