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Atheroscler Suppl. 2010 Jun;11(1):39-43. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosissup.2010.03.002.

Update on genetics of postprandial lipemia.

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Lipids and Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Instituto Maimonides de Investigacion Biomedica de Cordoba/Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia/Universidad de Cordoba and CIBER Fisiopatologia Obesidad y Nutricion, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain.


The relationship between alimentary lipemia and coronary disease is of great interest in view of the epidemiological and experimental evidence that underlies it. The modulation of such phenomena is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors, thus explaining their extraordinary individual variance. Over the last two decades there has been an explosion of research in this area, with often conflicting findings reported in the literature. In this study we have presented the current evidence linking a number of candidate genes (APOA1/C3/A4/A5 cluster, ABCA1, CETP, GCKR, HL, IL-6, LPL, PLIN, and TCF7L2) to the modulation of the postprandial lipid metabolism. Increased knowledge of how these and other genes influence postprandial response should increase the understanding of personalised nutrition.

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