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Relation between Serum Cholesterol and Triglyceride Concentration and Haemoglobin Values in Non-anaemic Healthy Persons

Br Med J 1972; 3 doi: (Published 23 September 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;3:731
  1. L. E. Böttiger,
  2. L. A. Carlson


    In a study of 2,458 healthy non-anaemic subjects a positive correlation was found between haemoglobin levels and serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This may be due to simple changes in plasma volume, which may increase when the haemoglobin concentration decreases. Such an association between plasma lipid levels and haemoglobin values might be of importance in the aetiology of coronary heart disease, as a high haemoglobin value is known to be a “risk factor” in myocardial infarction.