Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease

Alan Buchman, MD, MSPH

Chapter 51: Hyperlipidemia: Genetic And Nutritional Considerations For The Gastroenterologist (continued)

Neil J. Stone, MD

This chapter will discuss lipid physiology and an approach to clinical lipid problems with a view towards emphasizing those areas that are pertinent to the gastroenterologist. It begins with a review of lipid and lipoprotein physiology that is critical to understanding alterations in lipids and lipoproteins that are observed in clinic practice.1 After a detailed consideration of the National Cholesterol Education Program’s Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III report2 and its approach to the patient with hypercholesterolemia, this chapter will focus on secondary disorders that cause lipid…