Intramural and pericapillary distribution of lipids in gingival tissue of patients with carbohydrate-induced hyperglyceridemia.

Gingival biopsy was performed on 16 patients with carbohydrate-induced hyperglyceridemia, in the attempt to discover histological abnormalities in the capillaries. For comparison, similar studies were also made on four patients with essential familial hypercholesteremia, on five whose hyperglyceridemia had been kept under control by a low carbohydrate diet… (More)