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
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GALBRAITH WB, CONNOR WE, STONE DB. 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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