High cholesterol: The peculiar skin disorder indicating levels are too high – what to spot


“The displayed lipid profile is also known as the atherogenic profile and is associated with insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

“Two of the patients had impaired glucose tolerance and one had type 2 diabetes mellitus.”

The study found three of the individuals had coronary artery disease.

“Skin tags might be a useful clinical sign that could alert clinicians to screen such individuals for abnormal lipids, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease,” concluded the study.


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