What is the consequence of an abnormal lipid profile in patients with type 2 diabetes or the metabolic syndrome?

Windler E 

Patients with type 2 diabetes have an atherogenic lipid profile, which greatly increases their risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) compared with people without diabetes. The largest disparity in lipid levels among people with and without diabetes occurs for high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and triglycerides: triglycerides tend to be markedly higher and HDL-C moderately lower in patients with diabetes, in contrast to the negligible difference observed in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and total cholesterol.   

 

 


Windler E. What is the consequence of an abnormal lipid profile in patients with type 2 diabetes or the metabolic syndrome?. Atheroscler Suppl. 2005;6:11-14. 

03/2011

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