Lipocrinology – the relationship between lipids and endocrine function

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Abstract

While lipids are an integral part of the endocrine clinic, the opposite is not necessarily true. The lipocrinology framework addresses this lacuna, by highlighting the similarities and multiple relationships between lipid and endocrine function. It reinforces the need to screen (clinically or biochemically) all dyslipidemic patients for endocrine disease and appropriate endocrine patients for dyslipidemia. Thus, it aims to improve clinical care for persons with lipid abnormalities as well as endocrine disease.

Keywords: adipose tissue, cholesterol, diabetes, HDL cholesterol, hormones, LDL cholesterol, lipotoxicity, triglycerides.

Citation: Kalra S, Priya G. Lipocrinology – the relationship between lipids and endocrine function. Drugs in Context 2018; 7: 212514. DOI: 10.7573/dic.212514

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Copyright: Copyright © 2018 Kalra S, Priya G. Published by Drugs in Context under Creative Commons License Deed CC BY NC ND 4.0 which allows anyone to copy, distribute, and transmit the article provided it is properly attributed in the manner specified below. No commercial use without permission.

Correct attribution: Copyright © 2018 Kalra S, Priya G. https://doi.org/10.7573/dic.212514. Published by Drugs in Context under Creative Commons License Deed CC BY NC ND 4.0.

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Correspondence: Sanjay Kalra, Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India. brideknl@gmail.com

Provenance: invited; externally peer reviewed.

Submitted: 10 November 2017; Peer review comments to author: 4 January 2018; Revised manuscript received: 4 January 2018; Accepted: 8 January 2018; Publication date: 31 January 2018.

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