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Serum LDL cholesterol concentration and lipoprotein electrophoresis pattern in patients with small cell lung cancer.

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Epidemiological studies show that people with low level of total cholesterol have a greater risk of death due to cancer, predominantly lung cancer. The aim of our study was to evaluate serum level of LDL cholesterol and lipoprotein electrophoresis pattern in patients with small cell lung cancer and their dependence on clinical stage of the neoplasm. The studied group consisted of 34 patients with newly diagnosed small cell lung cancer and 39 healthy controls. Fasting level of LDL cholesterol was analyzed and lipoprotein electrophoresis was performed. There were no statistically significant differences of evaluated serum lipid parameters between lung cancer patients and controls, and between the clinical stages of small cell lung cancer.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Experimental and Clinical Biochemistry, Silesian Medical Academy, 40-752 Katowice, Poland.

Publication date: January 1, 2000

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