Special Issue "Dyslipidemia and Obesity"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2012)
Prof. Dr. Gloria Lena Vega
Clinical Nutrition and Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas 75390, USA
Phone: +1 214 648 1525
Fax: +1 214 648 1514
Interests: mechanism of action of lipid-lowering drugs; mechanisms of dyslipidemia; metabolic syndrome and obesity
Excess body fat and/or abnormal body composition underlies “atherogenic dyslipidemia”, a risk burden for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Atherogenic dyslipidemia is characterized by reduced levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL), and increased levels of triglycerides and non-esterified fatty acids during the post-absorptive state. Unlike, isolated hypercholesterolemia, atherogenic dyslipidemia can be reversed by a ten percent weight reduction through persistent lifestyle modification. How do changes in body composition alter lipid metabolism and risk burden for cardiovascular disease? Some investigators find subcutaneous adipose tissue protective and dysfunctional subcutaneous adipose tissue a major risk burden for CVD. Others suggest that lower subcutaneous adipose tissue is most protective and still others find visceral adipose tissue to be a major risk burden. Still there are other cases of abnormal body composition, such as “sarcopenic obesity” that are associated with atherogenic dyslipidemia. In this special issue of Nutrients we shall examine emerging mechanisms of adipose tissue and/or muscle dysfunction that cause abnormalities in lipid metabolism and increase risk for cardiovascular disease.
Prof. Dr. Gloria Lena Vega
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- upper-body fat
- lower-body fat
- ectopic fat
- visceral fat
Nutrients 2013, 5(2), 498-508; doi:10.3390/nu5020498
Received: 31 December 2012; in revised form: 31 January 2013 / Accepted: 4 February 2013 / Published: 7 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (411 KB)
Review: Lipoprotein Subfractions in Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Clinical Significance and Therapeutic Approaches
Nutrients 2013, 5(3), 928-948; doi:10.3390/nu5030928
Received: 28 January 2013; in revised form: 6 March 2013 / Accepted: 6 March 2013 / Published: 18 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (420 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Nutrients 2013, 5(3), 981-1001; doi:10.3390/nu5030981
Received: 22 January 2013; in revised form: 14 March 2013 / Accepted: 15 March 2013 / Published: 22 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (447 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Nutrients 2013, 5(4), 1218-1240; doi:10.3390/nu5041218
Received: 21 December 2012; in revised form: 14 February 2013 / Accepted: 27 March 2013 / Published: 12 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (793 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Its Connection with Insulin Resistance, Dyslipidemia, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease
Nutrients 2013, 5(5), 1544-1560; doi:10.3390/nu5051544
Received: 25 February 2013; in revised form: 12 April 2013 / Accepted: 16 April 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1170 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 18 May 2012