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Dyslipidemias

  • Patrick E. McBride
  • Gail Underbakke

Abstract

Dyslipidemias are disorders of lipoprotein metabolism, including lipoprotein overproduction or deficiencies, and are a major risk factor for atherosclerosis. They include primary disorders of lipoprotein metabolism and secondary disorders induced by behavioral or other metabolic causes. Approximately 25% of adults in the United States have total cholesterol (TCHOL) levels of 240 mg/dl or higher and nearly half have a TCHOL exceeding 200 mg/dl.1

Keywords

National Cholesterol Education Program Lipoprotein Profile Bile Acid Sequestrant High Density Lipoprotein Level Familial Combine Hyperlipidemia 
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  • Patrick E. McBride
  • Gail Underbakke

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