Disorders of fatty acid metabolism

Disorders of fatty acid metabolism can be described in terms of, for example, hypertriglyceridemia



Hypertriglyceridemia denotes high blood levels of triglycerides, the most abundant fatty molecule in most organisms. Elevated levels of triglycerides are associated with atherosclerosis, even in the absence of hypercholesterolemia, and predispose to cardiovascular disease. Very high triglyceride levels …en.wikipedia.org (too high level of triglycerides



A triglyceride is an ester derived from glycerol and three fatty acids. Triglycerides are the main constituents of body fat in humans and other animals, as well as vegetable fat. They are also present in the blood to enable the bidirectional transference of adipose fat and blood glucose from the liver .wikipedia.org or other types of hyperlipidemia



Hyperlipidemia is abnormally elevated levels of any or all lipids or lipoproteins in the blood. It is the most common form of dyslipidemia. Lipids are transported in a protein capsule. The size of that capsule, or lipoprotein, determines its density. The lipoprotein density and type of apolipoproteins it contains deter…en.wikipedia.org. These may be familial or acquired. Familial types of disorders of fatty acid metabolism are generally classified as inborn errors of lipid Metabolism.

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