Familial hypertriglyceridemia

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Familial hypertriglyceridemia is an autosomal dominant condition occurring in approximately 1% of the population.[1] Triglyceride levels, but not cholesterol, are elevated as a result of excess hepatic production of VLDL or heterozygous LPL deficiency. Unlike familial hypercholesterolemia, there is no association with premature coronary disease. However, affected individuals are at risk for chylomicronemia syndrome, characterized by elevated chylomicrons in the blood.

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  1. ^ Boman H,Hazzard WR, AlbersJJ, et ah Frequency of monogenic forms of hyperlipidemia in a normal population. AmJ ttum Genet 27:19A,1975. [1]