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Elevated level of serum triglyceride among high risk stress bank employees in Riyadh region of Saudi Arabia

Abbas H Alsaeed

Abstract


The objective of this study was to estimate lipid profile among high risk stress bank employees’ correlated with heart disorders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A total of 129 patients with high risk stress employees were involved in this study, which were divided into 69 males and 60 females between the age of 25 to 55 years. A total of 80 control healthy subjects with the same age matching were included in this study. Serum triglyceride was found to be high (48.8%), where total cholesterol (TC), level showed no significant difference between the male and female patients. Triglyceride (TG) level in serum was found differing significantly (p < 0.0001) between high risk stress employees and control subjects as well as between male and female patients. Higher level of TC and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol were found more frequently in female patients (20%, 8.3%) respectively whereas more number of male patients was accounted for higher serum level of TG (58%). Overall observation indicated that majority of patients have raised high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (67.4%) and lowered LDL cholesterol (7.8%). It can be concluded that only raised level of TG not TC cholesterol may be the possible threat of cardiovascular diseases in high risk stress, Saudi population of Riyadh.

Key words: High risk stress, cholesterol, triglycerides, cardiovascular disease.




http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJB11.805
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