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Family Medicine pp 1056-1065 | Cite as

Dyslipidemias

  • Patrick E. McBride
  • Gail Underbakke

Abstract

Dyslipidemias, which include lipoprotein overproduction or deficiencies, are primary disorders of lipoprotein metabolism or secondary disorders induced by behavioral or other metabolic causes. Dyslipidemias are a common clinical problem, with approximately 25% of adults in the United States having total cholesterol (TChol) levels of 240 mg/dl or higher and nearly half having a TChol exceeding 200 mg/dl.1,2 Evidence from epidemiologic, pathologic, animal, genetic, and metabolic studies strongly supports a causal relation between serum lipoproteins and atherosclerosis.1,3

Keywords

Familial Hypercholesterolemia Bile Acid Sequestrant High Density Lipoprotein Level Premature Coronary Heart Disease Familial Combine Hyperlipidemia 
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  • Gail Underbakke

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