Predictors of HDL2 Cholesterol Levels in Older Adults

Renato Pasquali, Richard E. Ostlund, Myrlene Staten, Wendy M. Kohrt, Joan Schultz, Mary Malley

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To the Editor: In their recent study (Jan. 25 issue),1 Ostlund and coworkers examined a cohort of 146 healthy subjects 60 to 70 years old to determine the main clinical and laboratory characteristics related to HDL2 subfraction levels in plasma. They concluded that plasma HDL2 levels were inversely correlated with truncal body fat and not associated with total body fat. The authors calculated the percentage of body fat for women by using measurements of skin-fold thickness and equations derived from studies of healthy young subjects,2 and for men by using studies of subjects engaged in sports,3 Equations…

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-349
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 2 1990


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