What are the effects of psychological stress and physical work on blood lipid profiles?

Assadi, S. N. (2017) What are the effects of psychological stress and physical work on blood lipid profiles? Medicine (United States), 96 (18).

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Abstract

Blood lipids disorders are prevalent in the world. Some of their risk factors are modifiable such as mental and physical stress which existed in some places such as work environment. Objective of this study was to determine the effects of psychological and physical stress on the lipid profiles. It was a historical cohort study. The people who were employed as general worker were participated. The study was conducted with flexible interview for getting history, lipid profile examination, and a checklist including occupational and nonoccupational risk factors and using the health issues. According to the type of stress exposures, the study population was divided into 5 groups. Groups were followed for lipid profiles. These groups were exposed to psychological stress, physical stress or both of them; mild psychological stress (group 1), mild physical work without psychological stress (group 2), mild psychological stress and mild physical work (group 3), moderate physical work without psychological stress (group 4), and heavy physical work without psychological stress (group 5). Data were analyzed with SPSS 16. ANOVA, χ2, and exact test were calculated with considering P < .05 as significant level. Relative risks were calculated with confidence interval 95. The means of lipid profiles were in normal ranges. The relative risks for triglycerides more than 200 mg/dL was 1.57 (1.02-2.42) and low density lipoprotein (LDL) more than 130 mg/dL was 14.54 (3.54-59.65) in group 1. The relative risks for high density lipoprotein (HDL) less than 45 mg/dL was 14.61 (8.31-25.68) in group 1 and 16.00 (8.30-30.83) in group 3. After multinomial logistic regression they had significant differences. Psychological stress was a risk factor for lipid disorders, and suitable physical activity was protective in this situation. Copyright © 2017 the Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :4 Export Date: 16 February 2020 CODEN: MEDIA Correspondence Address: Assadi, S.N.; Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email: assadin@mums.ac.ir
Uncontrolled Keywords: lipid disorder physical activity stress work cholesterol high density lipoprotein lipid low density lipoprotein triacylglycerol adult Article cohort analysis human lipid blood level manual labor mental stress occupational exposure occupational hazard physical stress priority journal risk assessment risk factor triacylglycerol blood level work environment age analysis of variance blood blood analysis body mass exercise interview male occupation physiological stress physiology statistical model Age Factors Blood Chemical Analysis Body Mass Index Cohort Studies Humans Interviews as Topic Lipoproteins, HDL Lipoproteins, LDL Logistic Models Occupations Physical Exertion Risk Factors Stress, Physiological Stress, Psychological Triglycerides
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine
WH Hemic and Lymphatic System
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib3 lib3
Date Deposited: 18 May 2020 03:15
Last Modified: 18 May 2020 03:15
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/16752

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