PETER T. KUO, M.D., D.SC.; DAVID R. BASSETT, M.D.
The mechanism of production of primary hyperglyceridemia has not been satisfactorily defined. Primary hyperglyceridemia is currently differentiated into the "fat-induced," the "carbohydrate-induced," and the "mixed" forms, according to the manner in which the patient's plasma triglyceride level changes with varying proportions of fats and carbohydrates in the diet (1-4). A number of investigators (5-8) have shown that hyperglyceridemia can be induced in normal subjects and greatly exaggerated in hyperglyceridemic patients by high carbohydrate diets. However, it is well-known that people of the underdeveloped areas of the world, subsisting on high carbohydrate diets, apparently do not develop hyperglyceridemia. Up to the
KUO PT, BASSETT DR. Dietary Sugar in the Production of Hyperglyceridemia. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:1199–1212. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-6-1199
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(6):1199-1212.
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