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RUIZ LOPEZ, Juan Carlos; LETAMENDI VELASCO, Jaime Alfredo  and  CALDERON LEON, Roberto André. Dylispidemia prevalence in obese patients. MEDISAN [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.2, pp.211-222.  Epub Apr 24, 2020. ISSN 1029-3019.


Dyslipidemias associated to obesity constitute risk factors of several diseases specially from the cardiovascular system.


To determine the prevalence of dyslipidemias in obese patients


A correlational restrospective and cross-sectional study of 150 obese patients, who visited the outpatients department of Medina Clinic from Hospital Básico in Guayaquil, from 2018 to 2019. Variables used were age, sex, body mass index and laboratory results such as total cholesterol, triglycerids. LDL colesterol and mixed dyslipidemias (cholesterol HDL and VLDL).


In the serie, male sex (62.6 %), patients over 65 years (42.0 %), levels between critical and high risk (66 patients) prevailed, 16.0 % were classified as high risk patients with cholesterol level over 240 mg/dL. Sixty two patients showed subnormal results regarding triglycerids, in a rank higher than 150 with high limits and levels.


A correspondance between dyslipidemias and obesity was observed, as all patients presented some type of change in lipids.

Keywords : obesity; dyslipidemias; colesterol; high density lypoproteins; low density lypoproteins; lypoproteins.

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