Dr Anna Calkin

Institute: Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Category: Biomedical
Current Project

New pathways regulating lipids and lipid-induced disease

Increased levels of fat (triglyceride; TG) and cholesterol in the blood are associated with increased risk of heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease. It can be caused by excess dietary intake, genetics or diabetes.

Excess TGs in the blood are deposited in tissues such as the heart and skeletal muscle where…

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