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Edited by Samy I. McFarlane

SUNY-Downstate Health Science University

Dyslipidemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality around the globe, particularly among aging populations. Lipoprotein disorders, frequently encountered by clinicians, require early recognition and treatment. In this book, we assembled a group of world-renowned scholars in their field to address major areas in lipoprotein disorders that are imminently relevant to clinicians and other healthcare providers. Areas discussed include an overview of lipid metabolism, a complex topic, presented in a simplified and rational way. We also highlight recent developments in the field including dyslipidemias characterized by nontraditional lipid biomarkers. Furthermore, we discuss the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and the role of dyslipidemia. Other chapters include the assessment of primary and secondary causes of dyslipidemia. Targets for treatment as well as the role of major therapeutic agents including statins and PCSK9 inhibitors are also discussed in light of the most recent guidelines by major international organizations. This is in addition to an overview of lifestyle and dietary modification as well as alternative options for dyslipidemia management. Furthermore, dyslipidemia in special populations is emphasized including various ethnic groups as well as those with HIV disease, chronic kidney disease, among others. The role of adiposity including brown fat together with highlights on lipidomics and dyslipidemias characterized by nontraditional lipid biomarkers is also highlighted. We believe that this volume will serve as a valuable resource, not only for clinicians and other healthcare providers, but for students and research scholars as well.

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DyslipidemiaEdited by Samy I. McFarlane

Published: December 18th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.76825

ISBN: 978-1-83968-004-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-003-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-005-2

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

5033 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

8 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Overview of Lipoprotein Metabolism

By Angelina Zhyvotovska, Denis Yusupov and Samy I. McFarlane


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2. Dyslipidemia and Its Role in the Pathogenesis of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: Implications for Evaluation and Targets for Treatment of Dyslipidemia Based on Recent Guidelines

By Perry Wengrofsky, Justin Lee and Amgad N. Makaryus


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3. Dyslipidemia in Special Populations, the Elderly, Women, HIV, Chronic Kidney Disease and ESRD, and Minority Groups

By Amarpali Brar, Jeans M. Santana, Moro O. Salifu and Clinton D. Brown


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4. Prevalence of Dyslipidemia and Goal Attainment with Lipid-Lowering Therapy: Insights from Thai Multicenter Study and Overview of the Major Guidelines

By Songkwan Silaruks, Charn Sriratanasathavorn, Petch Rawdaree, Rapeephon Kunjara-Na-Ayudhaya, Bandit Thinkhamrop and Piyamitr Sritara


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5. Postprandial Lipemia as Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor

By Neil Francis Amba and Leilani B. Mercado-Asis


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6. Alternative Natural Management of Dyslipidemia

By Abdullah Glil Alkushi


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7. The Role of Niacin in the Management of Dyslipidemia

By Joseph M. Keenan


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8. Novel Therapies for Dyslipidemia

By Olta Tafaj Reddy


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9. Adipose Tissue Complexities in Dyslipidemias

By Deborah R. Gustafson


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