Dyslipidemia in the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  title={Dyslipidemia in the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={John D. Brunzell and Amir F Ayyobi},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={115 Suppl 8A},
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus or the metabolic syndrome have a unique dyslipidemia characterized by hypertriglyceridemia; elevated blood levels of apolipoprotein B; small, dense low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol; and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, in particular HDL(2)-C. Treatment of the dyslipidemia associated with these disorders should focus on correcting the abnormal lipoprotein levels as well as LDL and HDL heterogeneity. Statins and fibrates are… CONTINUE READING


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