Consistent relationship between selenium and apolipoprotein A-II concentrations in the sera of fasting middle-aged male abstainers and regular consumers of alcohol

  • Hiroshi Koyama
  • Chiho Watanabe
  • Hiroshi Satoh
  • Hiroaki Hosokai
  • Shizuo Tamura
Original Articles


Several studies have suggested that selenium serum levels may be associated with serum lipids and apolipoproteins. In the present study, 99 clerical workers aged 40–49 yr were selected based on their drinking and smoking habits. The serum concentration of selenium was not affected by these lifestyle factors. The regular drinkers had raised serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, apo A-I, and apo A-II concentrations. Correlation analysis showed that serum selenium was positively and consistently associated with apo A-II regardless of alcohol consumption. Factor analysis revealed that serum selenium had no association with factors that represented each lipoprotein fraction (LDL, HDL, and VLDL). The present study indicates that serum selenium is positively correlated only with apo A-II levels.

Index Entries

Selenium apolipoprotein A-I apolipoprotein A-II lipids HDL cholesterol alcohol smoking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Koyama
    • 1
  • Chiho Watanabe
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Satoh
    • 1
  • Hiroaki Hosokai
    • 2
  • Shizuo Tamura
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Health SciencesTohoku University School of MedicineSendaiJapan
  2. 2.NTT Tokyo Health Care CenterTokyoJapan

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