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Prerequisite basic sciences
Lipid-lowering medications: Fibrates
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These medications are very effective at lowering triglyceride levels in the blood, but are less effective at controlling cholesterol.
Now, triglycerides make up most of your body fat, and they consist of a glycerol and 3 fatty acids.
The fatty acids are then converted into triglycerides.
These containers consist of a shell made of phospholipids and protein tags that act as instructions for their destination.
Now in the blood vessels near these tissues, we have an enzyme called lipoprotein lipase, which can break down triglycerides into fatty acids.
Cells in the nearby tissue can then use these fatty acids to generate ATP.
Now, instead of using the fatty acids for energy, they pick them up, convert them back into triglycerides, and store them for later use.
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