Clinical use of lipid emulsions.

  title={Clinical use of lipid emulsions.},
  author={Isabelle E. Dupont and Yvon A. Carpentier},
  journal={Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care},
  volume={2 2},
Substantial progress has been made in the understanding of the metabolism of intravenous lipid emulsions and the delivery of their various components to specific tissues or cells. Lipid emulsions should be considered not only as a means of providing energy substrates but also specific compounds that participate in the regulation of key metabolic functions. Such improved knowledge should find applications in the metabolic care of different types of patients.