Accession Number : AD0780097

Title :   Cholesterol Levels in Submariners: A Pilot Study,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CONN

Personal Author(s) : Shivertaker,Lawrence W.

Report Date : 05 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Cholesterol levels were compared between two groups of subariners during the postconversion shakedown cruise of a Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine. The subject group was comprised of men qualified in submarines. The control group was comprised of men new to submarines. Five samples of blood were drawn during the cruise. The data shows that there may be a trend toward hypercholesterolemia in those exposed to sea duty. The possible hypercholesterolemia may be a result of the separate or combined effects of emotional stress, high cholesterol diet, and/or inactivity. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Cholesterol, *Stress(Psychology), *Submarine personnel, Lipids, Etiology, Diet, Attitudes(Psychology), Emotions, Exercise(Physiology)

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE