By Asaolu, M. F., Asaolu, S. S.Fakunle, J. B.and Ogunleye, Z. A.
Sixty hypertensive patients and thirty age and sex related controls in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria were investigated for their serum lipid status: Total cholesterol (TC), Triacylglycerol (TG), Low
Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDLC), Very Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (VLDLC)
and High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDLC). Hypertension was found to be more
prevalent among male (66.6%) than in female (33.3%) and majority of the patients belonged to
51-70years age group in both sexes. There was a significant increase (P<0.05) in serum lipid
contents of normotensive males compared with their female counterparts. However, no
statistically significant alterations were observed in lipid profile of hypertensive males and
females. There was significant increase in serum TC, TG, LDLC and VLDLC level as well as
decrease in HDLC in hypertensive patients. The study shows that there is hyperlipidemia most
importantly in TC, TG, VLDLC and LDLC in hypertensive patients in Ado-Ekiti, Western Nigeria.
Key Words : Hyperlipidemia, patients, normotensive, hypertension, sexes, age.
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