High frequency of dyslipidemia and impaired fasting glycemia in a high altitude peruvian population

Authors

  • Germán Málaga Centro de Excelencia de Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Médico internista, Magíster en medicina.
  • Claudia Zevallos-Palacios Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Estudiante de Medicina.
  • María de los Ángeles Lazo Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Sociedad Científica de Estudiantes de Medicina Cayetano Heredia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Estudiante de Medicina.
  • Carlos Huayanay Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú. Estudiante de Tecnología Médica.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2010.274.1527

Keywords:

Dyslipidemias, Hypercholesterolemia, Prediabetes, Altitude, Peru

Abstract

We performed a cross sectional study in Lari (3600 m), a highland rural community from Arequipa, Peru. We evaluated a body mass index (BMI), glycemia and lipid profile in 74 over 18 year persons. The mean age was 51.7 ± 18.0 years, 62.2% were women, mean of BMI was 25.6 ± 3.7. Prevalence of hypercholesterolemia was 40.6%, “low HDL” in 77% of the population (93.5% in women vs 50% in men, p <0.001) and elevated level of LDL was 71.7%. The prevalence of impaired fasting glycemia was 27%. In conclusion, we found high prevalence of impaired fasting glycemia, hypercholesterolemia and especially “low HDL” in high altitude rural natives. These findings must be considered to realize interventions in high altitude populations to avoid future cardiovascular complications.

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Published

2010-12-23

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Málaga G, Zevallos-Palacios C, Lazo M de los Ángeles, Huayanay C. High frequency of dyslipidemia and impaired fasting glycemia in a high altitude peruvian population. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2010 Dec. 23 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];27(4). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1527

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