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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2019 | Volume: 18 | Issue: 8 | Page No.: 778-782
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2019.778.782
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Analysis of Triglyceride and High-Density Lipoprotein Levels in Overweight Adolescents
Nurhaedar Jafar , Yessy Kurniati , Rahayu Indriasari , Aminuddin Syam , Ade Arviani and Mustapa Patintingan

Background and Objectives: The incidence of obesity in adolescents has increased over the last decade. Obesity is associated with higher levels of triglycerides (TGs) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). This study evaluated TG and HDL levels in overweight adolescents at a senior high school in Makassar. Materials and Methods: This study used an analytic survey with a cross-sectional design to collect data from 53 adolescents. TG and HDL measurements were carried out through laboratory evaluation. Data was processed and analyzed using univariate analysis. Results: Abnormal TG levels were found in 20.8% of obese adolescents and in 17.2% of over weight adolescents. A higher percentage of obese adolescents (47.8%) had abnormal HDL levels compared to overweight adolescents (43.3%). Conclusion: Obese adolescents are more likely to have higher abnormal TG and HDL levels compared to overweight adolescents.
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Nurhaedar Jafar, Yessy Kurniati, Rahayu Indriasari, Aminuddin Syam, Ade Arviani and Mustapa Patintingan, 2019. Analysis of Triglyceride and High-Density Lipoprotein Levels in Overweight Adolescents. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 18: 778-782.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2019.778.782








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