Hereditary Genetics: Current Research

Hereditary Genetics: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-1041


Ahsan A. Vahidy

Ahsan A. Vahidy

B-237, Block-N, North Nazimabad, Karachi

  • Research Article
    Familial Aggregation of Hypercholesterolemia in Pakistani Population
    Author(s): Fauzia Imtiaz and Ahsan A. VahidyFauzia Imtiaz and Ahsan A. Vahidy

    Objectives: To estimate the familial aggregation of hypercholesterolemia among Pakistani population live in the metropolitan area Karachi. Methods: The present study was conducted during the period of 2007 to 2009 on the sample population of Karachi Pakistan. In the present study, 478 family members (age ranges from 20 to 65 years), from ten-hypercholesterolemic probands (Cholesterol level > 300 mg/dl) were studied and their serum cholesterol level was estimated to see the familial aggregation of the disease. The clinical examination was also performed to see the presence of tandinous xanthmata, xanthelesma, arcus cornea and polyarthritis. Results: Parent-offspring correlation and heritability is calculated by using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 16.0. A significant positive correlation o.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1041.1000109

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