Lege Artis Medicinae

[The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ]

BENCZÚR Béla1, BAJNOK László2, REIBER István3, TSCHÜRTZ Nándor4

JULY 20, 2019

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2019;29(06-07)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.29.027

[Reading the title most of us (but not everyone) can recall from our memories the classic heroes of the movie of Sergio Leone and we can almost hear (or not?) the melody of Ennio Morricone. This sentence is full of strangeness, isn’t it? However it’s hardly at all sure that everyone had seen the movie (indeed certainly not) and the catching music is maybe elusive. Like or not we are related to classics of lipidology, as well. Most of the readers of this review of the three clinicians know much (but not everything!) of these topics but probably for some of them this paper will arise their further interest. We are going to separate the “inseparable”, only together functioning whole thing in order to build a model in our thinking regarding its operation. This is what we do with the scientific cognition. We are making models, simplifying indeed… (sometimes erroneously) proclaiming. Let’s throw out our (or at least try to do it) the stereotypes living inside us. Let’s talk about the “always” good HDL-cholesterol, the bad LDL-cholesterol and the ugly (or cruel) triglyceride, actually (and now the analogy is lost of the three key players of the classic western movie) about the other faces of the together ugly and bad lipoprotein(a) according to a lot of opinions! As everything is connected with everything in the human body and nothing is accidental - nothing can be only good, bad or ugly nor the Good, the Bad and the Ugly yet.]

AFFILIATIONS

  1. Balassa János Kórház, I. Sz. Belgyógyászat, Kardiológia
  2. PTE KK I. Sz. Belgyógyászati Klinika, Endokrinológiai és Anyagcsere Tanszék, Pécs
  3. Fejér Megyei Szent György Egyetemi Oktató Kórház, Székesfehérvár
  4. Érgondnok Szakrendelő, Sopron

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