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Lipid Metabolism in Cachexia

  • Enzo Manzato
  • Giovanna Romanato

Abstract

In this chapter we will review the alterations of lipoprotein metabolism observed in cachexia. Other aspects of lipid metabolism in cachexia, in particular those regarding adipose tissue, are covered in other chapters. Lipoproteins are macromolecules circulating in blood and they are quite easily measured in the clinical chemistry laboratory. For this reason lipoproteins can be used to monitor the alterations of lipid metabolism in several clinical conditions, including cachexia.

Keywords

Anorexia Nervosa Lipoprotein Lipase Cholesterol Acyl Transferase Lipoprotein Lipase Activity Fatty Acid Deposition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enzo Manzato
    • 1
  • Giovanna Romanato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical and Surgical SciencesUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly

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