Lipoprotein-Bound Cholesterol Levels in Libyans

Original article


M. El Fakhri, K. Ghwarsha, D.S. Sheriff

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 10, No. 1-2 . January 1987: 22-26


The level of cholesterol and its distribution among different serum lipoproteins of a homogenous local Libyan population at Benghazi is reported. The level of total cholesterol appears to be low in the population in general and appears to fit the suggested ideal value.
Females had lower levels of serum total cholesterol than males and there was a marked increase in cholesterol with age. Physical activity does not appear to significantly alter cholesterol level in the population. The genetic makeup of a race may also seem to play a vital role in determining the cholesterol level.

Keywords: Lipoprotein-Bound Cholesterol Levels in Libyans