TITLE

LIPOPROTEINS AND THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF PLASMA CHOLESTEROL AND TRIGLYCERIDES IN PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE

AUTHOR(S)
Newall, R. G.; Bliss, B. p.
PUB. DATE
May 1973
SOURCE
Angiology;May1973, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p297
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Approximately 60% of a group of male patients suffering from peripheral arterial disease exhibited some degree of hyperlipoproteinaemia, with concomitant elevations of plasma lipids. A majority of these showed significantly raised levels of both cholesterol and triglycerides. The small group of female patients exhibited increases only in the cholesterol fraction. The increase in both lipids may be an important factor in the increased incidence of arterial disease in males. In intravenous glucose loading studies on the male subjects, impairment of glucose tolerance was seen in those cases where fasting plasma levels of both cholesterol and triglycerides were significantly raised. It is concluded that, although increased levels of either plasma cholesterol, or of triglycerides, may be found in peripheral arterial disease, the combined presence of increased levels of both cholesterol and triglycerides may be of greater significance in the development of peripheral arterial disease.
ACCESSION #
16353752

 

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