The short term effect of alcohol consumption on total cholesterol and high density lipoprotein cholesterol
This thesis reviews the past studies on the effect of alcohol on HDL-C, total cholesterol and apolipoproteins and tests 14 participants for the overnight effect of alcohol on HDL-C and total cholesterol. The relationship between high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) with alcohol and coronary heart disease is one that has gained more attention recently. Over the past 15 years several epidemiological studies have found that alcohol intake is inversely related to heart disease. Other studies have shown that moderate alcohol consumption raises the level of HDL-C, and may have a protective effect against heart disease. Still other studies show that increased use of alcohol increases the total cholesterol level. The results of this thesis showed a significant increase in three of the HDL-C levels and in four of the total cholesterol levels. The results also show a significant decrease in two of the HDL-C levels and three of the total cholesterol levels. Both of these changes occurred after consuming a set amount of alcohol per body weight.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Health and Professional Studies
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Professional Studies; Health and Professional Studies -- Dissertations, Academic
Beal, Susan Dawn;, "The short term effect of alcohol consumption on total cholesterol and high density lipoprotein cholesterol" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 3952.