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Acta bioquímica clínica latinoamericana

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MUSSART, Norma Beatriz; COPPO, José Antonio  y  COPPO, Diego Javier. Consequences of job type on some atherogenic risk biochemical indicators: Study on elderly people from Northeastern Argentina. Acta bioquím. clín. latinoam. [online]. 2006, vol.40, n.1, pp. 55-62. ISSN 1851-6114.

Job type is able to cause changes that could affect health. The aim of this study was to investigate the job activity influence on some atherogenic risk biochemical indicators in elderly people, who are exposed to higher risk due to ageing. Both sexes people from Corrientes, Chaco and Misiones provinces (60 to 92 years old, n = 320), were studied through a blocks design. Analysis of variance was performed by two-way linear model. General means obtained for plasmatic glucose (5.17 ± 0.71 mmol/L), fructosamine (332 ± 50 µmol/L), total cholesterol (5.64 ± 1.19 mmol/L), triglycerides (1.48 ± 0.32 mmol/L) and beta lipoprotein (54.6 ± 8.2%) were higher than those obtained in the general population. On the other hand, alpha lipoprotein (34.5 ± 5.1%) and pre-beta lipoprotein (10.9 ± 2.3%) remained within that reference interval. Atherogenic risk indicators were significantly lower in retired elderly people. Studied parameters were significantly influenced by occupation developed along life. Unfavorable lipid levels were found in sedentary occupations, and high carbohydrate values were registered in high risk activities. Studied parameters remained more balanced in occupations that required high physical effort and low emotional tension. Results obtained in elderly people confirm that atherogenic risk indicators are affected by the job type.

Palabras clave : atherogenic risk; biochemical indicators; job type; geriatrics; Northeastern Argentina.

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