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Fig. 1 | Lipids in Health and Disease

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From: Association between serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and metabolic syndrome in a working population

Fig. 1

Smooth fitting curve shows a U-shaped association between the levels of serum LDL-C and MetS prevalence in the overall study population (A) and in male worker cohort (B, blue dotted line), with the inflection point is 113.6 mg/dL and 117.6 mg/dL, respectively. However, only increased levels of serum LDL-C (> 135.0 mg/dL) positively associated with MetS prevalence in female workers (B, solid red line). Adjusted for gender, age, BMI, DBP, ABSI, and smoking in (A), and adjusted for age, BMI, DBP, ABSI, and smoking in (B). LDL-C = low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; MetS = metabolic syndrome; BMI = body mass index; DBP = diastolic blood pressure; ABSI = a body shape index

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