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Plasma cholesterol and sodium in some Nigerians

ADA Ighoroje, GA Akinlabi, VI Iyawe

Abstract


Cholesterol moderates the fluidity of cell membrane and this in turn controls the transmembrane movement of Na+. We have thus attempted to investigate the relationship of serum cholesterol and Na+ concentrations in some Nigerians. Blood samples were obtained from 122 healthy adult Nigerians and the plasma cholesterol was measured using the random cholesterol kit, while the plasma Na+ level was measured using corning
flame photometer. Mean cholesterol was 197.02 ± 79.02mg/100ml and plasma Na+ concentration was 139.93 ± 23/52meq/l. The correlation coefficient between cholesterol and Na+ was ± 0.6008 (p<0.001). The results show a positive significant correlation between plasma cholesterol and Na+ concentration.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajbr.v6i1.54024
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