Cholesterol, Cholesterol Esters and Phospholipids in Health and in Coronary Artery Disease
II. Morphology and Serum Lipids in Man
Employing the Sheldon method of physique classification, it has been shown that a definite relationship exists between the various physiques and the level of lipids in the serum of a coronary disease group and a control group. Positive correlations existed between endomorphy and serum lipids, negative correlations existed between ectomorphy and serum lipids. There were negligible correlations between mesomorphy and the serum lipids. Intragroup comparison in the coronary disease patients showed that the general trend of endomorph-ectomorph differences continued, but that the lipid values in coronary mesomorphs were higher than in the coronary endomorphs.
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