Two hundred and eight patients (age range: 26-69 yr) had an angiographic diagnosis of atherosclerotic disease (AD); they were age and sex matched with a control inpatient population. Evaluation of living and dietary habits, with the aid of appropriate computerized clinical charts, showed that AD patients had a significantly higher consumption of cigarettes, carbohydrates and alcohol than controls. In particular, 45.5 per cent of the patients vs 12.5 per cent of controls smoked more than 20 cigarettes daily; 28 per cent vs 16 per cent consumed more than 40 grams of sugar per day; and 54.5 per cent vs 21.5 per cent drank more than 500 ml of wine daily; these and other differences were statistically significant. Type IV hyperlipoproteinemia was almost three times as frequent among patients than among controls (46 per cent vs 18 per cent). Triglyceride levels were significantly more elevated in all age groups considered, while cholesterol levels were significantly higher only among patients of the 50-59 yr age group. Thirteen per cent of patients vs 5 per cent of controls had hyperuricemia. The findings of an increased carbohydrate and alcohol consumption, together with hypertriglyceridemia, may explain the higher incidence of PVD in Italy compared to the United States.
|Titolo:||Diet, lipids and lipoproteins in patients with peripheral vascular disease|
SIRTORI, CESARE (Primo)
AGRADI, ELISABETTA (Penultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1974|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|