Definition of Lipase:

An enzyme secreted by the pancreas to assist in fat breakdown.

Topics Related to Lipase

Cystic Fibrosis

...recommendation Vitamin E
“Cystic fibrosis is associated with defective absorption of vitamin E because of a lack of lipase and poor formation of chylomicrons (small fat clusters).”
...recommendation Bile Salts
“Cystic fibrosis is associated with poor lipase secretion and, as a result, poor fat digestion...”
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Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...Perforation – leukocytosis with left shift, dehydration, increased amylase, increased lipase.  Hemorrhage – acute, normocytic anemia, chronic, microcytic hypochromic anemia; occult blood in stool...”

High Levels Of Triglycerides

...recommendation Digestive Enzymes
“Researchers found in 1997 that lipase can help to control LDL cholesterol and is helpful in stubborn cases of high triglycerides...”

LDL/HDL Ratio, High

...recommendation Digestive Enzymes
“Researchers found in 1997 that lipase can help to control LDL cholesterol and is helpful in stubborn cases of high triglycerides...”

Lipase a treatment
Lipase describes a number of enzymes that catabolize lipid or fats...”


...the condition
“...Blood tests that measure levels of lipase and amylase may indicate inflammation...”
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Poor Small Intestine Health

...the condition
“...It also secretes peptidase to split peptides (from protein) into amino acids, and lipase to break down fat into glycerol and fatty acids...”


...recommendation Digestive Enzyme (Trial)
“Rosacea patients often have a reduced secretion of pancreatic lipase, an enzyme which aids in fat digestion...”


...the condition
“...Digestive disorders affect the production and release of the enzyme lipase from the pancreas, or bile from the liver, which are substances that aid digestion of fats; absorptive disorders disturb the absorptive and enzyme functions of the intestine...”
...relationship to Cystic Fibrosis
“...Cystic fibrosis interferes with the ability of the pancreas to secrete digestive enzymes: fat is normally broken down by lipase, a digestive enzyme that is produced and secreted by the pancreas.”

Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome

...the condition
“...Nutritional Supplements: Some of the most useful supplements for managing and reversing Syndrome X are Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), which trigger lipoprotein lipase activation, resulting in an immediate breakdown of triglycerides in the blood without drugs or side-effects...”

Weight Loss a treatment
“...Xenical® (Orlistat) is a lipase inhibitor...”
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