Behavior and serum cholesterol in a social group of Cercopithecus aethiops

Claud A. Bramblett, Anthony M. Coelho, Glen E. Mott

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This report describes the extent of associations between selected behaviors and serum cholesterol concentrations in vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) living in a stable social group. Approximately 18% of the behaviors performed by males and 7% of behaviors performed by females demonstrated significant correlations with baseline serum cholesterol. Under conditions of dietary challenge, 11% of male behaviors and 8% of female behaviors exhibited significant correlations. Although there are sex differences in the identity of behaviors correlated with cholesterol concentrations, subordinate individuals have higher serum cholesterol levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-102
Number of pages7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology


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