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There is an association between familial dysbetalipoproteinaemia and homozygosity for apolipoprotein E2. This form of apoE may result in a reduced rate of IDL uptake by the liver.

Environmental factors are also important, these include:

  • obesity
  • diabetes mellitus
  • hypothyroidism
  • alcohol consumption

Last reviewed 01/2018