KENNETH L. GEOLY, M.D.; LOUIS H. DIAMOND, M.D.
To the editor: Although increased blood lipid levels have been associated with lowered intracellular and extracellular ascorbic acid levels (1, 2), few or no data exist on treatment of hypertriglyceridemia with ascorbic acid administration. We have studied the effects of ascorbic acid therapy (1 g by mouth three times a day) in two patients on hemodialysis with chronic renal failure and severe hypertriglyceridemia. Triglyceride levels were measured every other week in both control and post-treatment time periods. The results (Table 1) show statistically
significant (P < 0.001) reduction in triglyceride levels in comparison of determinations before ascorbic acid therapy with
GEOLY KL, DIAMOND LH. Ascorbic Acid and Hypertriglyceridemia. Ann Intern Med. ;93:511. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-3-511_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(3):511.
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