Cholesterol absorption efficiency and sterol metabolism in obesity.

  title={Cholesterol absorption efficiency and sterol metabolism in obesity.},
  author={Tatu A. Miettinen and H Gylling},
  volume={153 1},
Role of enterohepatic cholesterol metabolism in obesity-induced increase of cholesterol synthesis was studied in healthy lean (BMI <24) and overweight (BMI >31) subjects by measuring serum lipids (including plant sterols, cholestanol and cholesterol precursors), cholesterol absorption % (double-label method), sterol balance and biliary lipids. New aspects of sterol metabolism in obesity were as follows: low efficiency of cholesterol absorption, reduced ratios to cholesterol of serum and biliary… CONTINUE READING