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Diabetic dyslipidaemia 

Diabetic dyslipidaemia
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Diabetic dyslipidaemia
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Miles Fisher

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199604562.003.0033
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date: 24 May 2019

The typical dyslipidaemia in type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome comprises low HDL cholesterol concentrations and raised triglycerides. Total and LDL cholesterol are not raised, but the proportion of atherogenic small-dense LDL cholesterol is increased

In large studies statins have been proven to reduce cardiovascular events in people with diabetes who have known cardiovascular disease (‘secondary prevention’) and who have increased cardiovascular risk (‘primary prevention’)...

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