GEORGE V. LEROY, M.D.
Cholesterol is an important constituent of the body. The total amount in a 70 kg. man is 0.3% of the wet weight, or 210 gm. The content of individual tissues ranges from 0.12% in red cells to 4.5% in the adrenal gland.1 Since practically no cholesterol is oxidized to carbon dioxide to yield energy, it is of interest to investigate the function of this relatively abundant solid alcohol. It is known that certain bile acids and their salts, which are important for the digestion of fat, are derived from cholesterol. The plasma cholesterol is believed to play a key rôle
LEROY GV. STUDIES OF CHOLESTEROL SYNTHESIS IN MAN USING CARBON14 LABELED ACETATE1. Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:524–533. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-3-524
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