Do Turkish adults really have lower serum levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol?

Duran S., Memisogullari R., Coskun A. , Yavuz O., Yuksel H.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.62, no.5, pp.453-459, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.62.5.2023407
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-459


Background - Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in Turkey.The Turkish Heart Study and TEKHARF study have been carried out at various times and in different parts of Turkey and have suggested that the Turkish population has a low high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDLC) level. However, in our daily practice, mean HDL-C levels were not as low as previously reported. Here, we investigated the lipid profile, especially the HDL-C level, in the population of the Duzce region of northwest Turkey.