Lipid profile in low birth weight newborns

The aim of the study was to assess lipid metabolism in premature infants to identify common patterns depending on birth weight. The levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, high- and low-density lipoproteins were determined in 173 infants with moderately low birth weight, very low birth weight and extremely low birth weight, including infants with intrauterine growth restriction, each weight category recorded during the neonatal period. The study showed that extremely low birth weight newborns with intrauterine growth restriction and very low birth weight newborns had significantly lower levels of lipid profile than infants with moderately low birth weight. It is necessary to expand the study of methods for correcting lipid spectrum in low birth weight infants for rehabilitation of low birth weight infants. Key words: CHOLESTEROL; FETAL GROWTH RETARDATION; LIPOPROTEINS; TRIGLYCERIDES
Category: Original scientific paper
Volume: Vol. 64, No 1, january - march 2020
Authors: Yuri V. Chernenkov, Larisa G. Bochkova, Irina I. Kadymova, Anton R. Kiselev
Reference work: Paediatr Croat. 2020;64:9-14

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