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. 2014 Apr;26(2):93-5.
doi: 10.5455/msm.2014.26.93-95. Epub 2014 Apr 11.

Influence of Body Weight on the Biochemical Indicators in Menopause

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Influence of Body Weight on the Biochemical Indicators in Menopause

Muhamed Rosic et al. Mater Sociomed. .
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Abstract

Introduction: One of the problems of today and probably this century is obesity, which is classified by the WHO as a disease.

Material and methods: We performed a prospective cross-sectional study of the body weight impact on certain biochemical indicators in menopausal women living in the municipalities Cazin and Velika Kladusa.

Results and discussion: The study included 334 women aged 40-60 years, who had regular medical examinations. For each patient at the beginning of the study we measured: body mass index, total cholesterol values, LDL, HDL and triglycerides fractions. Our findings indicate an increase in total cholesterol, LDL fraction and triglycerides in patients with increased body mass index, without statistical significance. Values of HDL fraction were significantly decreased with increasing body mass index.

Keywords: biochemical indicators; body mass index; menopause.

Conflict of interest statement

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: NONE DECLARED.

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Arithmetic mean of the observed variables tested in our sample

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