Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004610
Title: Awareness on high density lipoprotein among senior citizens - A survey
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Lipoproteins are macromolecule complexes of lipids with protein. The example of such proteins holds high- density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), very LDL, and chylomicrons. In this article, we are going to see about HDL. HDL is simply abbreviated as HDL. It is one of the five major groups of lipoproteins. HDL is the smallest of the lipoprotein particles. It contains the highest proportion of proteins to lipids; thus, it is the densest. HDL are also called as good cholesterol. It is called good cholesterol because they can transport fat molecules out of artery walls, reduce macrophage accumulation, and thus help prevent or even regress atherosclerosis. HDL transports cholesterol to the liver or steroidogenic organs such as adrenals, ovary, and testes by both direct and indirect pathways. HDL is the good cholesterol because the friendly scavenger cruises the blood stream and it removes harmful bad cholesterol from where it does not belong. High level reduces the risk of heart disease but, low level causes risk, sometimes even death. Records say that regular exercise and diet maintains the HDL level and also prevents from cardiac problems. The aim of this study is to create an awareness among the senior citizen regarding the HDL. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was prepared. The survey was conducted among the senior citizens and the data were collected. The survey was conducted using a link created by the survey planet and it was circulated among the Senior citizens. Thus, this survey was conducted among 156 senior citizens, and the result was calculated statistically. Results: Hence, it is evident from this survey that most of the participants are aware of HDL. Conclusion: Here, from this survey, we can tell that 63.5% (99/156) of the population are aware of the HDL.

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    S. Umayal, R. Gayathri, V. Vishnu Priya*

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    Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: V. Vishnu Priya, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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    S. Umayal, R. Gayathri, V. Vishnu Priya*

    Title:Awareness on high density lipoprotein among senior citizens - A survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (3222-3225)
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    Methodology:Exercise and regular checkup, Good cholesterol, High-density lipoproteins, Senior citizens
    Research Materials:Diet

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Diet Exercise and regular checkup Good cholesterol High-density lipoproteins Senior citizens

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