What causes Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)?

Physicians discuss the underlying cause of Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS). When you have FCS, the enzyme lipoprotein lipase (LPL) doesn’t work correctly and chylomicrons build up to very high levels in the blood, which can lead to diseases such as pancreatitis.

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Animation - Understanding Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)
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Expert Video - What is Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)?
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Expert Video - What are chylomicrons?
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Expert Video - What causes Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)?
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Expert Video - What are the signs and symptoms of Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)?
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Expert Video - Why is the pancreas involved in FCS?
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Expert Video - What are the genetic factors for developing FCS?
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Expert Video - What challenges do people with FCS face?
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Expert Video - What type of low fat diet should FCS patients follow?
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Expert Video - Can patients with FCS drink alcohol or smoke tobacco?
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Expert Video - What risks do women with FCS face if they become pregnant?
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Expert Video - How is Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) treated?
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Expert Video - What resources and networks are available to FCS patients?
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