Gastroenterology

Organizations highlight developments in honor of Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome Awareness Day

Friday marks the second annual Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome Awareness Day, a day dedicated to raising global observance of the challenges associated with the rare genetic disease and the critical need for treatment.
Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is estimated to occur in 1 in 1 million to 2 million people, according to the National Pancreas Foundation, and can be diagnosed at any age. The disease is caused by impaired function of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase, which results in elevated triglyceride levels and significant risk and disease burden, including unpredictable and

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