European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 132, Issue 2, pp 125–130 | Cite as

HDL- and LDL-cholesterol in normal weight healthy children 13 years of age

  • K. Widhalm
  • W. Strobl
Short Communication


From 108 healthy 13 years old school children who took part on a longitudinal study in regard to serum lipids and lipoproteins 64 with normal body weight were examined. Lipoproteins were estimated by means of preparative ultracentrifuge and polyanionprecipitation (Heparin and Manganese-chloride) according to the Lipid Research Clinics Methods, NIH, Bethesda.

Mean values and S.D. were calculated as: Total cholesterol: 155±29, 150±35 mg/dl; LDL-cholesterol 98±21 and 96±34 mg/dl; HDL-cholesterol 44±13 and 44±13 mg/dl for males and females respectively. The few data from the literature showing wide variations in LDL- and HDL-cholesterol concentrations are compared with our results; methodological considerations indicate that for further epidemiological studies concerning the possible risk factors for premature atherosclerosis standaradized laboratory tests should be provided.

Key words

13 years old children Cholesterol HDL-cholesterol LDL-cholesterol 



high density lipoprotein


low density lipoprotein


very low density lipoprotein








ischaemic heart disease


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Widhalm
    • 1
  • W. Strobl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Medical SchoolUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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