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11. Which one of the following is Likely to occur following treatment of ahyper-'cholesterolemic patient with cholestyramine?
A. Increased recycling of bile salts
B. In creased ci rculat i n g chol esterol
C. Decreased VLDL synthesis
D. Downregulation of LDL receptors
E. Elevation of plasma triglycerides
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bile acid resins are unique in that they INCREASE triglycerides

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Obviously E:

Thatīs the reason both S triglycerides and cholesterol levels should be measured before starting cholestyramine therapy.

If S triglyceride levels are high, it should be lowered before administering cholestyramine.
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bile-acid binding resins are contraindicated in hypertriglyceridemia patients, so the answer is E.

(title says statins, but question is about bile-acid binding resins :/)
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N one more thing to remember simipultnaniously DOC for hyperTrigkeceridemia- Gemefibrozil (inhibits lipoprotein lipase)
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