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Total but not high-density lipoprotein cholesterol is consistently associated with coronary heart disease mortality in elderly men in Finland, Italy, and The Netherlands.

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Source
Epidemiology. 2000 May;11(3):327-32
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2000
Author
S. Houterman
W M Verschuren
S. Giampaoli
A. Nissinen
E J Feskens
A. Menotti
D. Kromhout
Author Affiliation
Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands.
Source
Epidemiology. 2000 May;11(3):327-32
Date
May-2000
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Cholesterol, HDL - analysis
Coronary Disease - blood - mortality
Finland - epidemiology
Humans
Italy - epidemiology
Male
Netherlands - epidemiology
Proportional Hazards Models
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Survival Analysis
Abstract
We studied the relation between serum total and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and 10-year coronary heart disease mortality in elderly men in different European countries. The Finland, Italy and the Netherlands Elderly (FINE) Study is a prospective follow-up study in 2,132 elderly men ages 65-84 years in Finland, the Netherlands, and Italy. We estimated relative risks using Cox proportional hazard analysis with time-dependent covariates. Total cholesterol was positively related to coronary heart disease mortality in all three countries. The combined relative risk for the total population of the FINE Study was 1.17 (95% confidence interval = 1.06-1.29) for each 1.00 mmol/liter increase in total cholesterol. HDL cholesterol was inversely related to coronary heart disease mortality in Finland, but not in the Netherlands and Italy. In Italy we noted an interaction among HDL cholesterol, body mass index, and alcohol intake, with an inverse association for HDL cholesterol in lean men who drank or =40 gm of alcohol per day. Serum total cholesterol remains an important predictor of coronary heart disease mortality in elderly men in different European countries. The effect of HDL cholesterol differed among the three countries.
PubMed ID
10784252 View in PubMed
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