Atherogenic Dyslipidemia

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Atherogenic Dyslipidemia

Table 1 summarizes the abnormalities associated with dyslipidemia, which can lead to atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease.
Table 1. Abnormalities associated with dyslipidemia.
Abnormal Lipid or LipoproteinVariation from Normal Levels
High density lipoprotein (HDL) Decreased
Low density lipoprotein (LDL) Increased (small dense LDL molecules are more atherogenic than larger, 'fluffy' LDL ones)
Very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) Increased
Triglycerides Increased