WILLIAM B. GALBRAITH, M.D.; WILLIAM E. CONNOR, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DANIEL B. STONE, M.B., F.A.C.P.
Despite considerable investigation, the effects of weight reduction upon the serum lipids remain controversial. Earlier studies have emphasized that loss of body weight may cause a change in the serum cholesterol concentration, but a review of the literature dealing with the subject provides no clear conclusion about this relationship. Some investigators have reported that weight loss was accompanied by a decline in serum lipid levels (1-5) whereas others observed no changes (6-9) or an actual increase (10).
The experiments to be reported now had two objectives. The first objective was to determine the influence of weight loss upon serum cholesterol
WILLIAM B. GALBRAITH, WILLIAM E. CONNOR, DANIEL B. STONE. Weight Loss and Serum Lipid Changes in Obese Subjects Given Low Calorie Diets of Varied Cholesterol Content. Ann Intern Med. 1966;64:268–275. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-2-268
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(2):268-275.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Dyslipidemia, Obesity.
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