MARGARET J. ALBRINK, M.D.
In recent years the pendulum of opinion regarding the etiology of atherosclerosis has swung away from the mechanistic view that ingested fat and cholesterol merely find their way through the blood stream to the arterial wall, toward the concept of an underlying metabolic abnormality. Growing evidence suggests than an important and perhaps basic defect is in the area of carbohydrate metabolism. Two papers in the current issue of the ANNALS shed light on different aspects of the problem. The paper by Ostrander, Francis, Hayner, Kjelsberg, and Epstein (1), as part of a population study of the town of Tecumseh, Mich.,
ALBRINK MJ. Carbohydrate Metabolism in Cardiovascular Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1330–1333. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-6-1330
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(6):1330-1333.
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