Roya Kelishadi

Roya Kelishadi, MD, is a University Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, and Child Health Promotion Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Her main field of study is primordial and primary prevention of non-communicable early life diseases. She has published more than 250 papers in peer reviewed biomedical journals, and 20 chapters in books. She has been awarded several times as distinguished researcher or physician. Many of her studies regarding the ethnic differences in metabolic parameters, and the association of lifestyle habits and environmental factors on the beginning and progress of atherosclerotic changes, have been acknowledged as the first of their kind.

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Dyslipidemia has a complex pathophysiology consisting of various genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors. It has many adverse health impacts, notably in the development of chronic non-communicable diseases. Significant ethnic differences exist due to the prevalence and types of lipid disorders. While elevated serum total- and LDL-cholesterol are the main concern in Western populations, in other countries hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL-cholesterol are more prevalent. The latter types of lipid disorders are considered as components of the metabolic syndrome. The escalating trend of obesity, as well as changes in lifestyle and environmental factors will make dyslipidemia a global medical and public health threat, not only for adults but for the pediatric age group as well. Several experimental and clinical studies are still being conducted regarding the underlying mechanisms and treatment of dyslipidemia. The current book is providing a general overview of dyslipidemia from diverse aspects of pathophysiology, ethnic differences, prevention, health hazards, and treatment.

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