Journal article

What is new in lipid-lowering therapies in diabetes?

Yee-Ming Cheung, Richard O'Brien, Elif I Ekinci

Internal Medicine Journal | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Diabetes can lead to a myriad of microvascular and macrovascular complications - with the leading cause of mortality in diabetes being cardiovascular disease. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, along with non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides are proven, modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. This article will focus on lipid-lowering agents in individuals with diabetes. It will summarise relevant changes in the latest guidelines for dyslipidaemia and will also review the mechanisms of action of lipid-lowering agents along with the latest cardiovascular outcomes data specific to individuals with diabetes. Older agents such as statins, ezetimibe, fibrates an..

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