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Eur J Clin Invest. 2000 Oct;30(10):871-8.

Effects of comicronised fenofibrate on lipid and insulin sensitivity in patients with polymetabolic syndrome X.

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Collegium Medicum Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, Laboratoires Fournier, Daix, France.



This study investigated the effects of comicronised fenofibrate in patients with dyslipidemia and polymetabolic syndrome X.


After a 6-week dietary run-in phase, 37 male patients eligible on lipid criteria entered a 12-week treatment phase consisting of diet plus one capsule daily containing 200 mg of comicronised fenofibrate (Lipanthyl(R)).


A significant reduction in plasma concentrations of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglyceride was observed after 4, 8 and 12 weeks of treatment with fenofibrate. The improvement in the atherogenic index LDL/HDL cholesterol from a pretreatment 3.8 to 3.0 after treatment was highly statistically significant and may be judged as satisfactory. Significant changes were also observed in haemostatic factors (fibrinogen reduced by 19%, factor VII activity reduced by 18%). Fasting serum insulin levels and insulin response (area under the curve) after oral glucose load were significantly reduced by 26.8% and 18.7%, respectively, indicating an improvement of insulin sensitivity. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure were significantly reduced. Uric acid was significantly reduced by 21.6%.


These favourable effects of comicronised fenofibrate both on lipid and non lipid parameters, including insulin sensitivity, may confer to this product a particular interest in the treatment of patients with polymetabolic syndrome X.

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