Accession Number : ADA116749

Title :   Hematological Parameters and Lipid Profiles Observed in Cadets at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 79-Apr 81,


Personal Author(s) : Sauberlich,Howerde E ; Skala,James H ; Johnson,Herman L ; Nelson,Richard A

PDF Url : ADA116749

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : In the Spring of 1979, a study was conducted to obtain information on the hematological parameters and lipid profiles of a group of cadets at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. The group studies consisted of 72 female cadets and 160 male cadets. Fasting blood samples were collected from each cadet and analyzed for hemoglobin, hematocrit, serum iron, serum total iron binding capacity, serum iron saturation, serum ferritin, serum folacin, red blood cell folacin, serum triglycerides, serum total cholesterol, serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol, serum low density lipoprotein cholesterol, cholesterol risk factor, and serum free fatty acids. Evidence of anemia was observed among the cadets, particularly in the female cadets. The anemia appeared to be related to inadequate intakes and body stores of iron as reflected in the biochemical results. Serum lipids profiles, with few exceptions, were normal in the female cadets. In the male cadets, however, elevated serum triglycerides were noted in 20% of those studied. Approximately 10% of the male cadets had a cholesterol risk factor slightly above average. The results suggest that modifications in the diets are necessary to increase the intakes of folacin and iron. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Blood chemistry, *Hemoglobin, *Lipids, Cadets, Nutrition, Anemias, Ferritin, Cholesterol, Blood serum, Serum triglycerides, Hematology

Subject Categories : Biochemistry

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