Volume : 3
Issue : 4
Online ISSN : 2394-6377
Print ISSN : 2394-6369
Article First Page : 469
Article End Page : 471
Introduction: Smoking cigarette/beedi leads to increased concentration of serum total cholesterol, triglyceride, low density lipoprotein and very low density lipoprotein, decreased in level of anti atherogenic high density lipoproteins and uric acid levels.
Material & Methods: The study was carried out in 50 healthy male smokers and 50 healthy male non smokers selected from volunteers from general public, patient attendants and hospital staff of Owaisi Hospital Santosh Nagar, Hyderabad. The data was analyzed using SPSS software version 17.0. Descriptive results were expressed as mean and standard deviation (SD) of various parameters in different groups.
Results: Levels of triglycerides, LDL, VLDL, and TC were significantly higher among smokers compared to non smokers. Anti atherogenic HDL and uric acid levels were lower among smokers.
Conclusions: The alteration of lipid profile and uric acid level in smokers have raised serious medical concern with respect to atherogenic risk and recommendation for counseling the smokers to quit smoking and routine evaluation of serum lipid profile in uric acid has been suggested.
Keywords: Lipid profile, Uric acid, Smokers, Non-smokers, Atherogenic