Metabolic abnormalities: triglyceride and low-density lipoprotein.

  title={Metabolic abnormalities: triglyceride and low-density lipoprotein.},
  author={Ronald M. Krauss and Patty W Siri},
  journal={Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America},
  volume={33 2},
Increased plasma triglyceride and reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol are key features of the metabolic syndrome. Although elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is not an integral characteristic of this syndrome, there is commonly an increase in the proportion of small, dense low-density lipoprotein particles. Together, these abnormalities constitute the atherogenic dyslipidemia of the metabolic syndrome. This article reviews the pathophysiology of altered triglyceride and low… CONTINUE READING