Author(s): Batajoo H, Hazra NK
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Gallstone diseases being common disorder, multiple studies have shown an association between gallstones and abnormal lipids. This study is to compare the serum lipid abnormalities in females who have cholelithiasis with controls. METHODS: A retrospective study of females who underwent cholecystectomy for gallstone disease was carried out. A total of 133 patients were divided into two age groups ≤ 40 and >40 years. In age group ≤ 40 years, there were 72 cases with no controls, whereas, in >40 years, 61 cases were compared with 67 controls. The serum lipid profile were collected and compared according to the age groups. The groups were compared by using Student's t-test, p<0.05 was considered statistically significant. RESULTS: In age group >40 years serum LDL of gallstone patients were statistically significantly raised (P<0.05) (95\% CI -22.077; -850) compared with controls and serum total cholesterol and triglycerides were not statistically significantly high (P >0.05). Serum HDL and VLDL were lower in gallstone patients but not statistically significant (P >0.05) compared to control group. CONCLUSIONS: The study showed that serum LDL level was statistically significant in females >40 years of age, whereas other parameters were not statistically significantly different.
This article was published in J Nepal Health Res Counc
and referenced in Journal of Metabolic Syndrome