Clin Rheumatol. 2005 Oct 1;:1-4 [Epub ahead of print]
Gurer G, Sendur OF, Ay C.
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Adnan Menderes University Medical School, 09100, Aydin, Turkey, email@example.com.
The etiology and pathogenic mechanisms of fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome are unknown. A number of studies have shown that there is an association between some of the musculoskeletal system diseases and hyperlipidemia.
The aims of this study were (1) to compare the serum lipid profile among FM and healthy women and (2) to investigate the relationship between serum lipid levels and FM findings. One hundred sixty-four women (82 women with FM as study group and 82 healthy women as control group) were enrolled in the study. The mean serum total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) were found significantly higher in the FM group than that in the control group (p<0.05). However, There was no statistically significant difference in the mean serum triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c), and very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-c) values between the two groups (p>0.05).
In the FM group, we could not find a significant correlation between the serum lipid profile values and the FM parameters (p>0.05).
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