Cholesterol and triglycerides in serum lipoproteins of young persons in Rochester, Minnesota

Mayo Clin Proc. 1978 May;53(5):307-20.


Cholesterol and triglyceride levels in whole sera and in the major lipoprotein fractions are presented for 2,421 children and youths in Rochester, Minnesota, ranging in age from 6 to 18 years. This cross-sectional study revealed subtle changes associated with puberty and the occurrence of certain additional sex-specific changes related to age. Hyperlipoproteinemia was detected in 101 youngsters; those cases exemplified types IIa (61 cases), IIb (5 cases), III (5 cases), and IV (30 cases). One case of type V hyperlipoproteinemia was observed in a second and comparable population sample of 1,245 young persons.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Cholesterol / blood*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipoproteins, HDL / blood
  • Lipoproteins, LDL / blood
  • Lipoproteins, VLDL / blood
  • Male
  • Minnesota
  • Sex Factors
  • Triglycerides / blood*


  • Lipoproteins, HDL
  • Lipoproteins, LDL
  • Lipoproteins, VLDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Cholesterol