Gorieva ShB, Iurenev AP, Orekhov AN
Kardiologiia 1991 Oct 31:10 44-7
The lipid spectrum was examined in 77 Moscow male residents aged 30-60 years in winter and in summer. The examinees were divided into 4 groups: (1) healthy subjects; (2) patients with arterial hypertension; (3) those with post-infarction cardiosclerosis; (4) those with the two abnormalities. The levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, low and very low density lipoprotein cholesterol, and circulating immune complex cholesterol were measured. All the groups were demonstrated to have lower cholesterol and low density lipoprotein levels in summer than in winter, which should be taken into account in the diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerosis-associated diseases.