Special Issue "Dyslipidemia and Obesity"

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A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gloria Lena Vega
Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9052, USA
Website: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/labs/vega/
E-Mail: Gloria.Vega@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: +1 214 648 2869
Fax: +1 214 648 4839
Interests: lipid and lipoprotein metabolism in atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, obesity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • adipocity
  • sarcopenia
  • dyslipidemia
  • atherosclerosis
  • lypoatrophy
  • upper-body fat
  • lower-body fat
  • ectopic fat
  • visceral fat

Published Papers (8 papers)

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Nutrients 2014, 6(4), 1725-1736; doi:10.3390/nu6041725
Received: 7 January 2014; in revised form: 9 April 2014 / Accepted: 15 April 2014 / Published: 24 April 2014
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Nutrients 2013, 5(7), 2708-2733; doi:10.3390/nu5072708
Received: 1 May 2013; in revised form: 22 May 2013 / Accepted: 28 May 2013 / Published: 16 July 2013
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Nutrients 2013, 5(6), 2019-2027; doi:10.3390/nu5062019
Received: 8 April 2013; in revised form: 23 May 2013 / Accepted: 24 May 2013 / Published: 5 June 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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