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Table 5 Correlation between lipid profile and food intake in leprosy patients, by food group

From: Correlation between therapy and lipid profile of leprosy patients: is there a higher risk for developing cardiovascular diseases after treatment?

Lipid profile
r (P)
Food intake
Meat and eggs Milk and milk products Oils Fruits Fried foods and snacks
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 0.07 (0.5006) 0.06 (0.5670) 0.05 (0.6280) −0.08 (0.4635) −0.09 (0.4188)
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 0.15 (0.1758) −0.04 (0.6936) −0.03 (0.7809) 0.05 (0.6037) 0.12 (0.2871)
LDL-c (mg/dL) −0.08 (0.4657) 0.02 (0.8539) 0.06 (0.5964) −0.04 (0.6869) 0.18 (0.1029)
HDL-c (mg/dL), male 0.16 (0.2439) −0.06 (0.6380) 0.09 (0.5327) 0.06 (0.6752) −0.30 (0.0264)
HDL-c (mg/dL), female 0.05 (0.7921) −0.07 (0.7038) 0.001 (0.9631) 0.23 (0.2262) 0.12 (0.5192)
  1. r Spearman correlation
  2. (P < 0.05)