Nac Lower Lipoprotein A

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Definition

Familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency is a group of rare genetic disorders in which a person lacks a protein needed to break down fat molecules. The disorder causes large amounts of fat to build up in the blood.


Alternative Names

Type I hyperlipoproteinemia; Familial chylomicronemia


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency is usually caused by a defective gene that is passed down through families.

Persons with this condition lack...

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