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How does high density lipoprotein leads to diabetes?

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Dr. Michael Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It does not

Low hdl-cholesterol does not cause diabetes.
However, diabetes is often associated with low hdl-cholesterol and other abnormalities of lipids and lipoproteins. The derangements of lipids and lipoproteins commonly seen with diabetes is one of the major drivers of increased cardiovascular disease.

In brief: It does not

Low hdl-cholesterol does not cause diabetes.
However, diabetes is often associated with low hdl-cholesterol and other abnormalities of lipids and lipoproteins. The derangements of lipids and lipoproteins commonly seen with diabetes is one of the major drivers of increased cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Michael Shapiro
Dr. Michael Shapiro
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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It does not

Hdl-cholesterol is good.
People without sugar problems given statins for high total and ldl-cholesterol have a slight increased risk of developing diabetes. The increased risk however is offset by the decrease in heart attacks with these agents.

In brief: It does not

Hdl-cholesterol is good.
People without sugar problems given statins for high total and ldl-cholesterol have a slight increased risk of developing diabetes. The increased risk however is offset by the decrease in heart attacks with these agents.
Dr. David Geffner
Dr. David Geffner
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Dr. Michael Shapiro
Low HDL-cholesterol does not cause diabetes. However, diabetes is often associated with low HDL-cholesterol and other abnormalities of lipids and lipoproteins. The derangements of lipids and lipoproteins commonly seen with diabetes is one of the major drivers of increased cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Concur, Backwards

Diabetes, a condition in which people do not keep their blood glucose stable & low normal, but let it rise, is usually associated with low concentrations of high density lipoproteins, especially the largest, most protective HDL particles.
If the HDL particles stay small flat disks, the way they form, they are not picking up fat from cells which have too much intracellular fat & not protective.

In brief: Concur, Backwards

Diabetes, a condition in which people do not keep their blood glucose stable & low normal, but let it rise, is usually associated with low concentrations of high density lipoproteins, especially the largest, most protective HDL particles.
If the HDL particles stay small flat disks, the way they form, they are not picking up fat from cells which have too much intracellular fat & not protective.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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