Lipid Metabolism in Myotonic Dystrophy

  • Hiroto TakadaEmail author


Lipid metabolism abnormality in myotonic dystrophy (DM) was reviewed. Dyslipidemia is frequently seen in patients with DM. Hypertriglyceridemia, low HDL cholesterolemia, high LDL cholesterolemia, and exceeded visceral fat accumulation are common as abnormal lipid metabolism findings in DM. Dyslipidemia is one of risk factors for metabolic syndrome or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and is closely relevant to insulin resistance. Careful follow-up for dyslipidemia in DM, especially complicated with glucose intolerance, should be required.


Myotonic dystrophy Dyslipidemia Lipid metabolism Insulin resistance Glucose intolerance Metabolic syndrome Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis Visceral fat accumulation 



This work was partly supported by grants from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (H28-Nanchitou(Nan)-Ippan-030) and Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) (17ek0109259).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Hospital Organization Aomori National HospitalAomoriJapan

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