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International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Case Report, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Dyslipidaemia, Atherogenic Index and Urbanization in Central Nigeria: Associations, Impact, and a Call for Concerted Action

Olufemi S Adediran1,2, Adeseye A Akintunde1*, O George Opadijo1, and Mattew A Araoye2
1Department of Internal Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B 4000, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
2Department of Internal Medicine, Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
Corresponding author : AA Akintunde
Department of Internal Medicine, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B 4000, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
Tel: +234-803-393-2076
E-mail: [email protected],[email protected]
Received: May 16, 2013 Accepted: July 17, 2013 Published: July 25, 2013
Citation: Adediran OS, Akintunde AA, Opadijo OG, Araoye MA (2013) Dyslipidaemia, Atherogenic Index and Urbanization in Central Nigeria: Associations, Impact, and a Call for Concerted Action. Int J Cardiovasc Res 2:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000134

Abstract

 Dyslipidaemia, Atherogenic Index and Urbanization in Central Nigeria: Associations, Impact, and a Call for Concerted Action

Dyslipidaemia is a major cardiovascular risk factor. It was earlier said to be infrequent among Blacks due to dietary and possibly genetic influences. However, Nigeria is experiencing rapid urbanization with increasing rapid rural-urban migration. The aim was to describe the pattern of dyslipidaemia in a typical rural population and genetically related urban dwellers in a way to highlight the impact of urbanization on dyslipidaemia in central Nigeria.

Keywords: Dyslipidaemia; Atherogenic Index; Urbanization; Nigeria

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