Is there a Relationship between HDL Cholesterol and Muscle Mass in Post-Menopausal Women?
|dc.description.abstract||Menopause coincides with undesirable changes in body composition including increased fat mass and loss of muscle mass (1). One contributing factor to muscle loss is sarcopenia, a low muscle for weight medical condition. These changes are closely linked with enhanced risk for cardiovascular diseases, the top killer of postmenopausal women in the United States. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), often called the “good cholesterol”, predicts for protection against cardiovascular disease in women. Mouse studies have shown that higher HDL-C levels are positively correlated with higher lean body mass (2). The relationship of HDL-C levels and muscle mass in overweight, Type 2 diabetic, postmenopausal women at risk for cardiovascular diseases was examined. The results indicated that higher levels of total body fat correlate strongly with increasing trunk fat, however, higher HDL-C levels did not correlate with greater lean body mass.||en_US|
|dc.publisher||The Ohio State University||en_US|
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||The Ohio State University. Department of Human Sciences Honors Theses; 2014||en_US|
|dc.title||Is there a Relationship between HDL Cholesterol and Muscle Mass in Post-Menopausal Women?||en_US|
|dc.description.academicmajor||Academic Major: Human Nutrition||en_US|
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