Volume : VII, Issue : XII, December - 2018

ASSOCIATION OF CIGARETTE SMOKING AND RAISED BLOOD CHOLESTEROL LEVELS IN YOUNG POPULATION ATTENDING OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Dr. Hemlata Gupta, Dr. Ram Krishna Gupta

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Background and objectives: According to the WHO, India is home to 12% of the world‘s smokers. More than 1 million die each year due to tobacco in India. Cigarette smoking is one of the most extensively used potentially hazardous social habits throughout the world.

Material and method: The study was conducted on 150 normal asymptomatic healthy males. Out of which 75 were controls and 75 were cigarette smokers with age-group between 17-35 years. The association of cigarette smoking and raised blood cholesterol levels was studied.

Results: The study showed, cigarette had raised concentration of serum total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-cholesterol, VLDL-cholesterol and had reduced levels of  HDL cholesterol.

Conclusion: We observed a dose response relationship between the number of cigarettes smoked and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality

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ASSOCIATION OF CIGARETTE SMOKING AND RAISED BLOOD CHOLESTEROL LEVELS IN YOUNG POPULATION ATTENDING OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL , Dr. Hemlata Gupta, Dr.Ram Krishna Gupta , GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-7| Issue-12 | December-2018


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