Following the success and great interest in Lipids: Current Perspectives, John Betteridge has created a new book on new developments as well as contentious issues in the field of lipids. This is a comprehensive overview and personal insight into topics of current interest which will stimulate thought and guide the practitioner in his clinical practice.
1. Postprandial Lipaemia 2. HDL: Are There any Benefits to Raising it? 3. The PPAR System and Regulation of Lipoprotein Metabolism 4. Genetics: Determinants of Lipid and Lipoprotein Concentrations 5. Lipoproteins and the Brain: A New Frontier 6. Familial Hypercholesterolaemia 7. Fibrinogen: An Independent Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factor 8. Elevated Plasma Homocysteine: A Modifiable Risk Factor? 9. Chronic Infection and Coronary Heart Disease: Potential for New Therapies? 10. Lipids and Non-Coronary Vascular Disease 11. Implications of High Lipid Levels in the Hypertensive Patient 12. Lipids in Heart Transplant Patients 13. Diabetes, Lipids and Coronary Heart Disease: What Have We Learnt From Lipid-lowering Trials? 14. Lowering Cardiovascular Risk by Cholesterol Reduction: Evidence from Observational Studies and Randonmized Trials 15. Women and Coronary Heart Disease: Lipid Risk Factors 16. An Update on the Statins 17. Is There Still a Place for the Fibrates? 18. New Guidelines for the Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease