Lipids and lipoproteins in women.

  title={Lipids and lipoproteins in women.},
  author={Timothy O'Brien and Tu V. Nguyen},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={72 3},
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cause of death in women in the United States. Dyslipidemia is a risk factor for CAD in both men and women. Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and hypertriglyceridemia, especially in association with a dense low-density lipoprotein (LDL) phenotype, may be of greater importance in women than in men. The relationship between CAD and dyslipidemia and the therapeutic approach to disorders of lipid metabolism in women have unique… CONTINUE READING


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