Sequels of Smoking on Blood Lipid Levels in a Rural Population of South India
Cariappa KB*, Sathisha TG and Hamsa Veena
Department of Biochemistry, Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur. Karnataka, India.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Cariappa KB
Department of Biochemistry
Sri Siddhartha Medical College
Tumkur. Karnataka, India
Received: 10 February 2014 Accepted: 26 February 2014
Smoking is one of the prime causative factors for the CHD. Smoking leads to altered serum lipid levels which in turn lead to CHD. 50 male smokers and age matched 50 male nonsmokers were recruited for study. Estimation of serum triglycerides and LDL cholesterol was done. Significantly elevated levels of serum triglycerides and LDL cholesterol (p<0.001) was observed in smokers in contrast to non smokers. Smoking inadvertently affects serum lipids thereby accentuating CHD risk.