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Why Lipid Lowering Agents are Ineffective in FCS

Since patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) are missing the enzyme (lipoprotein lipase) necessary to remove triglycerides and standard lipid lowering agents require that enzyme to be effective, most of those agents do not work for patients with FCS.

FCS is a rare genetic disorder in which children and adults have extremely high triglycerides and chylomicrons.

Daniel Rader, M.D., Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA is a leading authority in the management of FCS.

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