Comparison of Fasting and Non-fasting Lipid Profile in Young Healthy Adults

  • Satish Dipankar Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, INDIA.
  • Shakar Pawar 2Department of Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, INDIA.
Keywords: Lipid profile, Fasting, Non-fasting, Total-cholesterol (TC), High density lipoproteincholesterol (HDL), Low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL), Very low-density lipoproteincholesterol (VLDL), Triglycerides (TG)


Background and Aim: It is necessary to find out whether fasting blood samples are must for lipid profile determination. Aim of this study to find out is there any difference between fasting and non-fasting lipid profile in young healthy adults. Methods: This study was done on 100 MBBS students of medical college. Lipid profile was done in these healthy young adults for fasting and postprandial statuses. Results: The lipid profile parameters were compared in both the groups of fasting and postprandial statuses. In fasting group, the mean total cholesterol level was 192.1 mg/dl and mean postprandial total cholesterol level was 194.98 mg/dl (P = 0.0407). The mean fasting serum triglyceride level was 121.16 mg/dl and mean postprandial serum triglyceride level was 126.18 mg/dl (P = 0.0001). The mean fasting high density lipoprotein (HDL) level was 45.08 mg/dl and mean postprandial HDL was 43.84 mg/dl (P = 0.0656). The mean fasting serum VLDL level was 24.23 mg/dl and mean postprandial VLDL level was 25.24 mg/dl (P = 0.0001). The mean fasting LDL was 122.8 mg/dl and mean postprandial LDL was 125.9 mg/dl (P = 0.0416). Conclusion: Finally, from this study we found that there is no significant clinical difference between fasting and non-fasting levels of total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, VLDL and TG. Thus, for estimation of lipid profile we can use the blood samples at any time or irrespective of mealtime.

Comparison of Lipid parameters in fasting and postprandial statuses in healthy young adults
How to Cite
Dipankar, S., & Pawar, S. (2019). Comparison of Fasting and Non-fasting Lipid Profile in Young Healthy Adults. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology, 6(1), 08-10.