Serum Lipid and Fat Tolerance Studies in Normal, Obese and Atherosclerotic Subjects
Fat tolerance tests demonstrated elevated and prolonged postprandial lipemia in markedly obese, hypercholesteremic, and atherosclerotic subjects when compared with normal individuals. An improvement of this abnormal fat tolerance was achieved following rigid fat restriction in hypercholesteremic and atherosclerotic subjects and following weight reduction in the extremely obese. An inferential relationship is suggested between extreme obesity and atherosclerosis.
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