Therapeutic response to medium-chain triglycerides and omega-3 fatty acids in a patient with the familial chylomicronemia syndrome.


We have studied the underlying molecular defect in a patient presenting with recurrent pancreatitis, hypertriglyceridemia, and virtually undetectable postheparin plasma lipoprotein lipase (LPL) mass and activity, who normalized her triglycerides 3 to 6 months after initiation of either medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil or omega-3 fatty acid (omega-3-FA… (More)