volume 14, issue 4, P779-786 1998
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-311x1998000400019
View full text
|
|
Share

Abstract: A total of 72 postmenopausal patients presenting no risk factors for cardiovascular disease nor osteoporosis, were studied. The study evaluated total serum cholesterol and fractions and bone mass by densitometry of the lumbar spine and femur using a Lunar-DPX. There was no association between lipid profile variables and bone mineral density, except for high density lipoprotein (HDL), which showed an inverse correlation (p=0.001). Multiple regression showed that total cholesterol levels higher than 240 mg% had …

Expand abstract