Box 1.

Changes in lipids after metabolic surgery.

  • ↓Total cholesterol

  • ↓ Triglycerides

  • ↓ LDL cholesterol

  • ↓ VLDL cholesterol

  • ↓ Use and need for lipid-lowering medications

  • ↑HDL cholesterol

  • Larger HDL particle size

  • Improved HDL functionality