Personalized Treatment Plans for Lipid Disorders
Lipids Lead to Atherosclerosis
As fatty substances, called lipids, circulate in the blood, they also filter into the walls of your arteries. This leads to a condition called atherosclerosis, which causes heart attack and most stroke. We treat atherosclerosis using statins, niacin, diet and weight loss, and other lifestyle changes, such as smoking cessation and diabetes management. We develop personalized treatment plans aimed at reducing your risk for heart attack and stroke by as much as 80 percent.
Duke Lipid Clinic Low Glycemic Diet
This unique diet plan was developed by our team and achieves proven results. A quarter of our patients maintain at least 10 pounds of weight loss for one year or longer after their first visit with us. Our diet leads to higher high density lipoproteins (HDL), also known as the “good” cholesterol level, and lower triglyceride levels, as well as better blood sugar control in diabetics