The role of Type A behavior and hostility in an elevation of plasma lipids in adult women and men

G. Weidner, G. Sexton, R. McLellarn, S. L. Connor, J. D. Matarazzo

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Abstract

Hostility, Type A behavior, and plasma lipids were assessed in a community sample of 352 women and men. After the contribution of age and body mass index to the variation in plasma lipid and lipoproteins were controlled for, persons scoring high on Type A behavior as well as hostility had elevated levels of plasma and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. These findings were replicated in a 1-year follow-up, suggesting that psychosocial factors may have an effect on plasma lipids in typical adults living in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-145
Number of pages10
JournalPsychosomatic Medicine
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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