JAMES S. MCELROY, M.D.; EDITH B. SCHUMAN, M.D.; JAMES O. RITCHEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In 1922, Epstein and Lande1 studied the blood cholesterol of 24 patients, 14 of whom had exophthalmic goiter and 10 of whom had toxic nodular goiter. The conclusion from this group was that, in general, the decrease in blood cholesterol bears a direct relationship to the extent of increase of the basal metabolic rate. In nine of the 14 cases this was true. The lowest basal metabolic rate of plus 14 corresponded to a blood cholesterol of 196 mg. per 100 c.c., and the highest basal rate of plus 82 to a cholesterol of 90 mg. However, in this group
MCELROY JS, SCHUMAN EB, RITCHEY JO. A STUDY OF THE CHANGES IN SERUM CHOLESTEROL, GASTRIC SECRETION AND CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM IN PATIENTS WITH TOXIC GOITER1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:106–114. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-1-106
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(1):106-114.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Dyslipidemia, Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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