The Role and Mechanism of Glucocorticoids on the Modulation of Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism

  • R. E. Gregg
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Developments in Lipid and Lipoprotein Research book series (LIPID)

Abstract

Glucocorticoid hormones have significant effects on the metabolism of lipids and lipoproteins. This review will briefly summarize the mechanism of action of glucocorticoid hormones, and then will describe some of the abnormalities in lipid and lipoprotein metabolism secondary to alterations in glucocorticoid levels that result in altered circulating concentrations of lipids and lipoproteins.

Keywords

Cholesterol Carbohydrate Lactate Lipase Cortisol 

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