Genovefa D. Kolovou, Dimitri P. Mikhailidis, Borge G. Nordestgaard, Helen Bilianou and George Panotopoulos Pages 292 - 301 ( 10 )
At the present time, there is no widely agreed definition of postprandial lipaemia (PPL). This lack of a shared definition limits the identification and treatment of patients with exaggerated PPL as well as the evaluation of potential therapeutic agents. PPL is a complex syndrome characterized by non-fasting hypertriglyceridaemia that is associated with an increased risk of vascular events. This review considers the definition of PPL and the methodology for assessing this process.
Definition, non-fasting hypertriglyceridaemia, postprandial lipaemia, triglycerides, hypertension, obesity, diabetes mellitus, low density lipoprotein, hypercholesterolaemia, chylomicrons
Cardiology Department, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, 356 Sygrou Avenue, 17674 Athens, Greece.