Selenium level and Dyslipidemia in rural elderly Chinese

Liqin Su, Sujuan Gao, Frederick Unverzagt, Yibin Cheng, Ann Hake, Pengju Xin, Chen Chen, Jingyi Liu, Feng Ma, Jianchao Bian, Ping Li, Yinlong Jin

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Objective Higher selenium level has been hypothesized to have the potential to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases including dyslipidemia. However, results from previous studies are inconsistent. This study aims to determine the association between selenium level and dyslipidemia in elderly Chinese with relatively low selenium status. Methods A cross-sectional study of 1859 participants aged 65 or older from four rural counties in China was conducted. Serum total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDLC) and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDLC), nail selenium concentration and APOE genotype were measured in all subjects. The four types of dyslipidemia were defined as

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere0136706
JournalPLoS One
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 18 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Su, L., Gao, S., Unverzagt, F., Cheng, Y., Hake, A., Xin, P., Chen, C., Liu, J., Ma, F., Bian, J., Li, P., & Jin, Y. (2015). Selenium level and Dyslipidemia in rural elderly Chinese. PLoS One, 10(9), [e0136706].