The relationship of somatotype and fasting serum lipids was studied in 242 male and 70 female young adults. The males show a significant relationship between somatotype and serum lipids, while the females show a relatively random relationship between these variables. A sex difference in the relationship between somatotype and serum lipids is demonstrated not only when the individual somatotype components are considered, but also when overall body shape and serum lipids are examined using multivariate analysis.
Gordon, E; Tobias, P V.; Mendelsohn, D; Septel, H; and Howson, A
"The Relationship Between Somatotype and Serum Lipidsin Male and Female Young Adults,"
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol59/iss3/7