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Serum cholesterol trends among members of the Finnish parliament.

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Source
Prev Med. 1999 Mar;28(3):260-3
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-1999
Author
S T Nikkari
P. Oksa
K. Vattulainen
A. Kohvakka
P. Puska
P. Roto
Author Affiliation
Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Tampere Medical School, Tampere, FIN-33101, Finland.
Source
Prev Med. 1999 Mar;28(3):260-3
Date
Mar-1999
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Cholesterol - blood
Cholesterol, HDL - blood
Coronary Disease - etiology - mortality
Female
Finland - epidemiology
Follow-Up Studies
Government
Health Policy
Humans
Hypercholesterolemia - blood - complications - epidemiology - prevention & control
Male
Middle Aged
Risk factors
Sex Distribution
Abstract
BACKGROUND. Mortality from coronary heart disease in Finland has declined remarkably since the early 1970s. Most of the change has apparently been due to the active national strategy for reduction of serum cholesterol levels. This study was undertaken to estimate to what extent members of the Finnish parliament (MPs) have complied with the national recommendations.
Serum total and HDL cholesterol values were measured from MPs of three subsequent parliaments elected in 1987, 1991, and 1995.
From 1987 to 1995, the Finnish MPs showed a reduction of serum total cholesterol that was significant among males (-5.2;%, P
PubMed ID
10072744 View in PubMed
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Trends in serum cholesterol and lifestyle indicators in Members of the Finnish Parliament.

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Source
Public Health. 2003 Jan;117(1):11-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2003
Author
A. Kohvakka
P. Palmroos
T A Koivu
P. Roto
J. Uitti
P. Sillanaukee
H. Alho
P. Oksa
S T Nikkari
Author Affiliation
Occupational Health Clinic of the Finnish Parliament, Helsinki, Finland.
Source
Public Health. 2003 Jan;117(1):11-4
Date
Jan-2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Analysis of Variance
Cholesterol - blood
Cholesterol, HDL - blood
Coronary Disease - etiology - mortality
Female
Finland - epidemiology
Government
Humans
Hypercholesterolemia - blood - complications - epidemiology - prevention & control
Life Style
Male
Middle Aged
Risk factors
Sex Distribution
Abstract
To examine the extent that public health promotion activity is reflected in life styles of national decision makers, by analysing trends in coronary heart disease risk factors in Members of the Finnish Parliament (MPs).
The MPs were studied at the beginning of two subsequent 4-year parliamentary periods between 1991 and 1999. The studies included analyses of serum total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and a questionnaire about alcohol, smoking and physical activity.
Serum total cholesterol was above the national recommendation of 5.0 mmol/l in 85% of the male MPs and 62% of the female MPs. The mean level of serum total cholesterol increased in female MPs during the 4-year follow-up period (P
PubMed ID
12802899 View in PubMed
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