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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-52

Serum levels of lipids, calcium and magnesium in women with hypothyroidism and cardiovascular diseases

Department of Chemistry, College of Medicine, Al-Kufa University, Iraq

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Hussein Kadhem Al-Hakeim
Department of Chemistry, College of Medicine, Al-Kufa University
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-2727.59698

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Lipid abnormalities in hypothyroidism contribute to the disproportionate increase in cardiovascular risk. A possible relationship between serum level of magnesium (Mg) and calcium (Ca) and cardiovascular disease was recorded. In this work, the possible correlation between lipid profile components and serum cations Ca and Mg was investigated. Matched healthy women were evaluated in a cross-sectional study. All parameters were measured spectrophotometrically. The results showed a significant decrease (P < 0.05) in high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), total and ionized Mg in hypothyroid patients in comparing with control group. There was a significant increase (P <0.05) in serum total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) and (LDL-C)/(HDL-C) ratio in hypothyroid patients as compared with control group. However, no correlation was found between the cation levels and lipid profile of the studied groups. It can be concluded that patients with hypothyroidism exhibited elevated atherogenic parameters (TC and LDL-C) and high risk of cardiovascular diseases.

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