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[Dyslipidemia and abdominal obesity: mechanisms and characteristics (Part I)].

Authors
  • Farnier, M1
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2007
Volume
100
Issue
12
Pages
979–984
Identifiers
PMID: 18223510
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The dyslipidemia classically associated with abdominal obesity is characterised by a metabolic atherogenic triad including an elevation of triglycerides, a low HDL-cholesterol and an excess of small dense LDL fractions. All of these lipid anomalies contribute to an increased cardio-metabolic risk, and are engendered by an excess of visceral adipose tissue. This excess adipose tissue seems to be the direct origin of the dyslipidemia associated with abdominal obesity, causing more free fatty acids to flow into the liver and contributing to insulin resistance.

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