Gender Differences in Lipid Metabolism and the Effect of Obesity

Faidon Magkos, Bettina Mittendorfer

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There are many differences between men and women, and between lean and obese subjects, in fatty acid and very low-density lipoprotein triglyceride and apolipoprotein B-100 metabolism. Currently, observations in this area are predominantly descriptive. The mechanisms responsible for sexual dimorphism in lipid metabolism are largely unknown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-265
Number of pages21
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009


  • Fatty acid
  • Lipolysis
  • Lipoprotein
  • Substrate flux
  • Triglyceride

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