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Old 03-08-2012
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Drug Beta blockers and lipid metabolism

What effect do Beta-blockers have on lipid metabolism?
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Here's a factoid

It causes Type IV hyperlipoproteinemia - increased VLDL
TG & Ch > 300 (Ch - 250-500)
Other agents causing Type IV
alcholosim, OCP, DM CKD, Thaizides
Familial hypertriglyceridemia

Sx- eruptive xanthomas, increased risk for CAD, PVD

I hope others can chip in and explain the pathogenesis please.

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all i know, and i think all you need to know, is that B-blockers increase LDL levels.

Also, nonselective ones will decrease gluconeogenesis so are contraindicated in diabetics as they prolong the time of glucose recovery in starvation or attacks of hypoglycemia.
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