|Year : 2014 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 415
Serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol and Duke Treadmill score
SS Tin1, V Wiwantikit2
1 Medical Center, China
2 Hainan Medical University, China
|Date of Web Publication||5-Nov-2014|
Prof. S S Tin
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Tin S S, Wiwantikit V. Serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol and Duke Treadmill score. J Postgrad Med 2014;60:415
With reference to Erkan et al's paper, the authors found that "low HDL-C levels may be associated with a moderate to high risk Duke Treadmill score in men, but not in women."  The methodology used by the authors for HDL estimation is not clear. Also, the difference in smoking between males and females could account for the sex difference. Finally, an adjustment for age, (a major confounder) would make the Duke Treadmill score  more appropriate and reliable.
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Erkan AF, Ekici B, Demir GG, Töre HF. Lower levels of serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol are associated with a worse Duke Treadmill score in men but not in women. J Postgrad Med 2014;60:260-4.
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