Journal article

The relationship between albuminuria and hypercholesterolemia

A Shankar, R Klein, SE Moss, BEK Klein, TY Wong

JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2004

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To test the hypothesis that the albuminuria is an independent risk factor for hypercholesterolemia. METHODS: Cross-sectional study (The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988-1994) of the civilian, noninstitutionalized US population. Of the total 33,994 NHANES III participants, those aged 17 years or more and those who had complete urinary albumin-to-creatinine (UAC) ratio information formed our primary study population (n=17,702). The main outcomes of interest were: high serum TC level, defined as levels more than 6.2 mmol/L (240 mg/dL); high serum LDL cholesterol level, defined as levels more that 4.1 mmol/L (160 mg/dL); and low serum HDL chol..

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