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Central obesity. Does it give high LDL and tg?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Central or visceral adiposity is a risk factor for abnormal cholesterol and high triglycerides, high LDL and low hdl, these fat cell leak out fatty acids that created lipid abnormalities.
These fat cells secreted many inflammatory hormones that increase liver problems, increase risk for diabetes, heart disease and gout. This fat also increases risk of cancers such as colon and breast cancer.

In brief: Yes

Central or visceral adiposity is a risk factor for abnormal cholesterol and high triglycerides, high LDL and low hdl, these fat cell leak out fatty acids that created lipid abnormalities.
These fat cells secreted many inflammatory hormones that increase liver problems, increase risk for diabetes, heart disease and gout. This fat also increases risk of cancers such as colon and breast cancer.
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Usually

Ldl refers to lipoproteins, protein particles which transport all fats in the water outside cells & are the primary driver of atherosclerosis.
Tg are fat molecules & when high (more common with central obesity & sugar food) usually correlate with low functional levels of HDL particles which would otherwise slow atherosclerosis. Ldl & HDL are not cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fat made by all cells.

In brief: Usually

Ldl refers to lipoproteins, protein particles which transport all fats in the water outside cells & are the primary driver of atherosclerosis.
Tg are fat molecules & when high (more common with central obesity & sugar food) usually correlate with low functional levels of HDL particles which would otherwise slow atherosclerosis. Ldl & HDL are not cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fat made by all cells.
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