Cureus. 2021 Jul 15;13(7):e16412. doi: 10.7759/cureus.16412. eCollection 2021 Jul.
Hyperlipidemia is the most common modifiable cause of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Our understanding of managing hyperlipidemia has led us to the concept of the inverse correlation of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and non-high-density lipoprotein (non-HDL) cholesterol with the advent of a major adverse cardiovascular event. This review will provide an overview of lipids and their metabolism. Additionally, it will focus on hyperlipidemia and approaches to its management.