LEWIS M. HURXTHAL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HAZEL M. HUNT, A.B.
Although much has been written about cholesterol, little is actually known of its metabolism. The amount in the blood and various organs is known, points of secretion and excretion have been located, and its various forms have been identified; yet its true function in the body is pretty much a mystery. While the determination of blood cholesterol has clinical value, there is still much to be learned regarding the behavior of cholesterol in the body under normal and pathological conditions.
Cholesterol itself is an unsaturated secondary alcohol, water insoluble, and although associated intimately with fat metabolism it is not a
HURXTHAL LM, HUNT HM. CLINICAL RELATIONSHIPS OF BLOOD CHOLESTEROL WITH A SUMMARY OF OUR PRESENT KNOWLEDGE OF CHOLESTEROL METABOLISM1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:717–727. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-6-717
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(6):717-727.
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