THE RELATIONSHIP OF SERUM LIPID PROFILE AND SOME CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN APPARENTLY HEALTHY WOMEN IN TABRIZ, IRAN
Objectives: To assess the relationship between serum lipid profile and somecardiovascular risk factors.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study consisted of pregnant and nonlactatingwomen aged 30-55 years, selected by convenience sampling methodfrom who referring health center in Tabriz, Iran from April to May 2017.Anthropometric measurements, blood pressure, fasting serum lipid profile, anddietary intakes of participants were evaluated data was analysis STATA ofsoftware. P>0.1 was taken as significant.
Results: Total of 152 non pregnant women were included. Significant positiverelationship were found between serum triglyceride (TG) and weight (B = 2.23and p = 0.032), and between serum TG and total cholesterol (TC) with systolicblood pressure (B=1.58 and 1.01 with p=0.059 and 0.096, respectively) anddiastolic blood pressure (B = 2.43 and 1.56 with p =0.029 and 0.027,respectively) by multiple-adjusted quantile regression analyses. There weresignificant correlation between serum TC and daily zinc intake (B=7.93 and p=0.003) and between serum HDL-C with age (B = -0.48 and p = 0.029), waistcircumference(B=-0.86 and p=0.025), and waist-hip ratio(B=-72.3 and p=0.041). No significant relationship were seen between serum lipids and othervariables.
Conclusions: Serum TG and TC levels were associated with higher bloodpressure and HDL-C levels increased with enhancing of central obesity. Thesefindings emphasizes the role of lipid profile as cardiovascular risk factors inwomen. Effective strategies are necessary for improving dyslipidemia in women.
Key Words: Lipid profile, Cardiovascular risk factors, Blood pressure, Obesity,Women