Primary Hypertriglyceridemia: A Look Back on the Clinical Classification and Genetics of the Disease

Journal Article
Magazine \ Newspaper: 
Current Diabetes Reviews
Issue Number: 
6
Volume Number: 
16
Pages: 
521-531
Publication Abstract: 

Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is one of the most common metabolic disorders leading to pancreatitis and cardiovascular disease. HTG develops mostly due to impaired metabolism of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins. Although monogenic types of HTG exist, most reported cases are polygenic in nature.