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The Distribution of Blood Cholesterol in Cancer.

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By DOWNES HELEN R.. , Ph.D., and PACK GEORGE T.. , M.D. (Am. Jr. of Cancer. , 1932; , xvi:, 290.-296.)

Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(12):1556. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-12-1556_3
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Various studies of the cholesterol content of the blood in cancer have been undertaken from time to time. One of the most promising results was the observation of Mattick and Buchwald, in 1928, that in 85% of the 100 cases of cancer studied by them, the cholesterol content of the plasma was found to be higher than that of the whole blood, while 80% of the healthy persons studied showed this relationship reversed. In the present investigation it was found that there was no constant relationship between the concentration of cholesterol in the whole blood and in the plasma in



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