Do spinal cord injuries adversely affect serum lipoprotein profiles?
Sixty persons with SCI (46 men; 14 women; mean age, 28.1 years) were matched for age and sex with 28 non-injured controls. Serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level was significantly higher in subjects with SCI than in controls and serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level was lower. Apolipoprotein A-I level was significantly lower in the SCI group compared with controls and apolipoprotein B level was significantly higher. Results show that serum lipoprotein level should not be ignored for the follow-up of the patients with SCI. Ozgurtas T, Alaca R, Gulec M, et al. Mil Med. 2003 Jul;168(7):545-7.