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Impact of bariatric surgery on apolipoprotein C-III levels and lipoprotein distribution in obese human subjects

Abstract : BACKGROUND: Elevated apolipoprotein C-III (apoC-III) has been postulated to contribute to the atherogenic dyslipidemia seen in obesity and insulin-resistant states, mainly by impairing plasma triglyceride-rich lipoprotein (TRL) metabolism. Bariatric surgery is associated with improvements of several obesity-associated metabolic abnormalities, including a reduction in plasma triglycerides (TGs) and an increase in plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). OBJECTIVES: We investigated the specific effect of bariatric surgery on apoC-III concentrations in plasma, non-HDL, and HDL fractions in relation to lipid profile parameters evolution. METHODS: A total of 132 obese subjects undergoing bariatric surgery, gastric bypass (n 5 61) or sleeve gastrectomy (n 5 71), were studied 1 month before surgery and 6 and 12 months after surgery. RESULTS: Plasma apoC-III, non-HDL-apoC-III, and HDL-apoC-III concentrations were markedly reduced after surgery and strongly associated with reduction in plasma TG. This decrease was accompanied by a redistribution of apoC-III from TRL to HDL fractions. In multivariate analysis, plasma apoC-III was the strongest predictor of TG reduction after surgery, and the increase of HDL-C was positively associated with plasma adiponectin and negatively with body mass index. Conclusion: Marked reduction of apoC-III and changes in its distribution between TRL and HDL consistent with a better lipid profile are achieved in obese patients after bariatric surgery. These apoC-III beneficial modifications may have implications in dyslipidemia improvement and contribute to cardiovascular risk reduction after surgery.
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Marie Maraninchi, Nadege Padilla, Sophie Béliard, Bruno Berthet, Juan-Patricio Nogueira, et al.. Impact of bariatric surgery on apolipoprotein C-III levels and lipoprotein distribution in obese human subjects. Journal of clinical lipidology, Elsevier, 2017, 11 (2), pp.495 - 506.e3. ⟨10.1016/j.jacl.2017.02.012⟩. ⟨hal-01757597⟩

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