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Al-Nuaim, A.R., Al-Rubeaan, K., Al-Mazroub, Y., Al-Attas, O. and Al-Daghari, N.(1997) Serum Total and Fractionated Cholesterol Distribution and Prevalenceof Hypercholesterolemia in Urban and Rural Communities in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Cardiology, 58, 141-149.
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0167-5273(96)02850-1

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  • TITLE: Dyslipidemia and Related Risk Factors in a Saudi University Community

    AUTHORS: Fayez Hamam

    KEYWORDS: Overweight, Obesity, Dyslipidemia, Food Habits, Lifestyle

    JOURNAL NAME: Food and Nutrition Sciences, Vol.8 No.1, January 3, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Background/Objectives: Cardio vascular diseases (CVD) are considered a serious and prompt growing health problem in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, since it is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of dyslipidemia and related risk factors among Health Sciences students in Taif University, KSA. Subjects/Methods: A sample of 80 students aged 17 - 26 years, were selected randomly from the Health Sciences colleges, Taif University. Participants were screened for blood lipid profile, obesity/overweight and related risk factors through filling pretested food frequency questionnaire. Anthropometric measurements and fasting blood samples were taken for determination of blood lipid profile, namely total cholesterol (TC), low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-c), high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-c), triacylglycerol (TAG) and the ratio of TC/ HDL-c. Results: The prevalence of hypercholesterolemia (TC ≥ 200 mg/dl), hypertriglyceridemia (TAG ≥ 150 mg/dl), high LDL-c (≥130 mg/dl), low HDL-c (Conclusions: Lipid study showed that dyslipidemia is very common and a significant health problem among university students of Taif University.