In the study being reported, the serum levels of Total Cholesterol (T-CHOL), Triacylglycerol (TAG), LDL Cholesterol (LDL-C) and HDL Cholesterol (HDL-C) were determined in a total of 150 subjects comprised of 100 hypertensives (visiting the Central Hospital, Benin in outpatient capacity) and 50 normotensive individuals. The results obtained show that there were significant increases in serum T-CHOL, (p<0.05), TAG(p<0.01) and LDL-C (p<0.05) in hypertensives relative to normotensive controls. Serum HDL-C was however significantly lower in the hypertensive subjects when compared with controls. The study suggests amongst other things that a significant proportion of hypertensives in Benin City may carry in their blood unacceptable and potentially dangerous levels of atherogenic lipids. It is also suggested that a substantial interplay exists between plasma lipid abnormalities and hypertension amongst sufferers within the population studied.
H.B. Osadolor , N.E.J. Orhue and C.R. Nwokocha , 2005. Serum Lipids and Lipoproteins Profile in Hypertensive Patients Reporting for Treatment at Central Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria. Journal of Medical Sciences, 5: 284-288.