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Table 4 Multivariate analysis of influential factors on serum lipids in postmenopausal women

From: Vegan diet and blood lipid profiles: a cross-sectional study of pre and postmenopausal women

Variable HDL LDL TG
  ß P-value ß P-value ß P-value
Diet patterns       
 Omnivores diet - - - - - -
 Ovo-lacto vegetarian diet -4.48 0.047 -1.82 0.662 15.22 0.184
 Vegan diet -4.88 0.015 -6.95 0.060 4.18 0.681
Exercise habits       
 No - - - - - -
 Yes 1.76 0.083 0.08 0.967 -3.96 0.442
Hormone replacement therapy       
 Never - - - - - -
 Former -0.42 0.768 4.48 0.090 -11.06 0.127
 Current -0.24 0.868 -6.39 0.017 4.39 0.551
Organic diet -11.45 0.025 -3.98 0.672 -6.45 0.803
Age (year) -0.003 0.952 -0.04 0.642 -0.10 0.677
Hypertension -1.09 0.301 0.44 0.820 -1.04 0.846
Prediabetes# 0.74 0.540 4.43 0.048 -6.24 0.311
Diabetes 1.41 0.353 9.21 0.001 30.23 <0.001
Metabolic syndrome -10.84 <0.001 6.64 0.003 72.74 <0.001
Obesity* -1.93 0.070 -3.86 0.050 2.84 0.600
Anti-gout medication 3.76 0.156 9.01 0.066 7.42 0.582
  1. HDL-C:High density lipoprotein-cholesterol; LDL-C:Low density lipoprotein-cholesterol; TG: Triglycerides; UA: uric acid.
  2. *Obesity is defined as waist to hip ratio 0.85.
  3. #Prediabetes is defined as fasting blood sugar 100–125 mg/dl.