Secondary causes of dyslipidemia
- Robert S Rosenson, MD
Robert S Rosenson, MD
- Professor of Medicine
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Director, Cardiometabolic Disorders
- Mount Sinai Heart
- Section Editors
- Mason W Freeman, MD
Mason W Freeman, MD
- Section Editor — Lipids
- Professor of Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
- Bernard J Gersh, MB, ChB, DPhil, FRCP, MACC
Bernard J Gersh, MB, ChB, DPhil, FRCP, MACC
- Editor-in-Chief — Cardiovascular Medicine
- Section Editor — Coronary Heart Disease; Myopericardial Disease
- Professor of Medicine
- Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
In many patients hyperlipidemia is caused by some underlying "nonlipid" etiology rather than a primary disorder of lipid metabolism. The secondary causes of dyslipidemia will be reviewed briefly here; many of these are discussed in more detail elsewhere:
●Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM)
●Excessive alcohol consumption
●Cholestatic liver diseases
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