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Nihon Rinsho. 1999 Dec;57(12):2668-72.

[Postprandial lipemia as an atherosclerotic risk factor and fat tolerance test].

[Article in Japanese]

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Wellness Center, Sony Corporation.


Most of our lives are spent in the postprandial state, during which vessel walls are exposed to triglyceride rich lipoproteins-namely, chylomicron and chylomicron remnants. Recent studies showed that coronary artery disease patients even with normal fasting lipid levels had higher concentrations of postprandial lipoproteins than patients without coronary artery disease. Postprandial lipoprotein responses are influenced by various factors such as the postabsorptive concentrations of plasma triglycerides, lipoprotein lipase activity, polymorphisms of apolipoprotein B and apolipoprotein E, dietary fatty acid contents. Oral fat tolerance test is performed to see the postprandial lipoprotein responses. Triglycerides, apolipoprotein B, retinyl-palmitate and remnant like particles in plasma and subfractionated triglyceride rich lipoproteins are measured.

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