Severe hypertriglyceridemia, large lipoproteins and protection against atherosclerosis.


Alloxan-diabetic cholesterol-fed rabbits exhibiting severe hypertriglyceridemia are protected against atherosclerosis. In such rabbits most of the plasma cholesterol is found in lipoproteins with a diameter of 75 nm or larger. In the present report it is hypothesized, that due to their large sizes, the lipoproteins of the severely hypertriglyceridemic… (More)