Treatment of primary chylomicronemia due to familial hypertriglyceridemia by omega-3 fatty acids.

@article{Richter1992TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of primary chylomicronemia due to familial hypertriglyceridemia by omega-3 fatty acids.},
  author={Werner O Richter and Borchard Jacob and Michael M. Ritter and Peter Schwandt},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  year={1992},
  volume={41 10},
  pages={1100-5}
}
Primary familial forms of chylomicronemia can lead to acute life-threatening complications, especially acute pancreatitis. The main aim of therapy is to avoid this so-called chylomicronemia syndrome. In 12 patients with primary chylomicronemia due to familial hypertriglyceridemia, the addition of 2.16 g omega-3 fatty acids over 4 weeks and 4.32 g for 8 weeks resulted in a decrease of serum triglyceride levels from 1,624 +/- 333 to 894 +/- 241 mg/dL after 12 weeks. Cholesterol and triglyceride… CONTINUE READING

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