Effect of ileal exclusion on lipoprotein sitosterol in familial hypercholesterolaemia.


A plant sterol, sitosterol, was quantitated in very low density lipoproteins (VLDL), low density lipoproteins (LDL) and high density lipoproteins (HDL) and related to faecal steroids and cholesterol absorption in heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia patients with (n = 7) and without ileal bypass (n = 6). The latter had resulted in severe bile acid… (More)


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