An abnormal amount of lipids in the blood. It is further defined by the presence of elevated levels of cholesterol or LDL (Bad cholesterol)

What contributes to Dyslipidemia?

There are many causes, however the most common cause is poor dietary and lifestyle choices

However, genetics often plays a role and very high levels of cholesterol often cluster within families

Various disease can alter lipid levels such as hypothyroidism and the nephrotic syndrome

Very high levels of triglycerides are found in patients with obesity, insulin resistance or diabetes

Treatment of Dyslipidemia

  • Consistent aerobic training reduces LDL by 3 - 6mg/dl
  • Resistance training reduces LDL and triglycerides concentration by 6 - 9mg/dl
  • Dietary improvements and weight loss have the most important beneficial effects
  • Statin drugs are effective for treatment of Dyslipidemia