Infertile Women Seeking Conception Through Assisted Reproductive Technology Have Different Lipid Profiles and Atherogenicity Indices
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 3204-3210
AbstractInfertility in women is common over the world, and lipid abnormalities are thought to play a role. The goal of this study was to determine the plasma lipid profile and atherogenicity indices among infertile women who visited assisted reproductive technology clinics. In 140 infertile women and 50 healthy age-matched women of proven fertility, the serum lipid profile (total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and computed indicators of atherogenicity) was assessed.Using reagents provided by Randox Laboratories, Crumlin, Antrim, UK, the lipid profile was determined using the spectrophotometric method. The unpaired Students' test was used to compare the mean values of measured parameters between cases and controls. Age (p<0.001), total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein, AIP, certain cardiac risk ratios, and atherogenic coefficients were considerably greater (p<0.001) in infertile women than in control participants, but high-density cholesterol was significantly lower (p<0.001). The difference in mean BMI between the patients and controls was not statistically significant. Except for the high density/low-density ratio, all atherogenicity indices were considerably greater in infertile women seeking assisted reproductive technology for conception than in control participants. This group of people has greater atherogenicity indices, which may predispose them to cardiovascular disease. As a result, it is recommended that lipid profiles and atherogenicity indices be evaluated on a regular basis.
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