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Current Drug Targets


ISSN (Print): 1389-4501
ISSN (Online): 1873-5592

Influence of Lifestyle Measures on Hypertriglyceridaemia

Author(s): F. Manfredini, S. D'Addato, L. Laghi, A. M. Malagoni, S. Mandini, B. Boari, C. Borghi and R. Manfredini

Volume 10, Issue 4, 2009

Page: [344 - 355] Pages: 12

DOI: 10.2174/138945009787846407

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Hypertriglyceridaemia is a common dyslipidaemia encountered in clinical practice. People with hypertriglyceridaemia are frequently obese, insulin-resistant, hypertensive or diabetic, all of which are risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Hypertriglyceridaemia also contributes to metabolic syndrome, in which an atherogenic diet, sedentary lifestyle, overweight/obesity and genetic factors interact. A multi-factorial intervention for all risk factors is necessary, including weight reduction, dietary modification and increased physical exercise. This review focuses on the influence of diet, sedentary lifestyle and negative habits (such as excessive alcohol intake, smoking and drug addiction) on hypertriglyceridaemia as well as the effects of lifestyle change.

Keywords: Triglycerides, hypertriglyceridemia, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, substance-related disorders, lifestyle, physical activity

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