Comparative Study of Effect of Lipid Profile in Smokers and non Smokers of Age Group of 40-50 Years

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2015,3,1,01-04.
Type:Original Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Trupti RR1, Ramakrishna M R2, Desai R D3, Taklikar R4, Sreekantha5 

1-Assistant Professor,Department of Physiology, 2-Associate Professor, Department of Medicine. 3-Professor, Department of Physiology. 4-Professor and HOD, Department of Physiology. 5-Professor, Department of Biochemistry, NMC, Raichur, Karnataka. INDIA.


Background: Cigarette smoking is generally considered as associated with increased risk of a variety of medical disorders. Aims and objectives: The study was aimed to estimate the lipid profile in smokers and non smokers and to establish a relation between cigarette smoking and lipid profile. Material and Methods: Lipid profile was estimated in a total of hundred cases of smokers aged between 40-50 years who smoked for more than 5 years of duration and hundred individuals who are non smokers. Results: The mean ±S.D. of serum total cholesterol was 231.11±25.95 mg/dL, the mean ±S.D. of serum Triglyceride is 215.39±52.01mg/dL, the mean ±S.D. of serum LDL-cholesterol was 143.41±26.28mg/dL, the mean±S.D. of serum VLDL-cholesterol were higher in smokers as compared to the values in non smokers. The mean ±S.D. of serum of HDL-cholesterol levels in smokers was 36.71±4.36mg/dL which was lower compared to levels in control group. The TC/HDL and LDL/HDL ratios were significantly higher in smokers as compared to that of controls. Conclusion: To conclude smoking causes alteration in lipid profile. This study clearly shows a strong relationship between elevation of serum lipids and cigarette smoking.

Comparative study of effect of lipid profile in smokers and non smokers of age group of 40-50 years