Clinical Case Database / Category: Case Based Discussion
A Andrei, BK Puri, JA Monro
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 8, p.14 (123Doc Education, London, August 2013)
This study describes the case of a 45-year-old man who suffered from hypertriglyceridaemia in spite of following a low-fat diet. The effects of a lowfructose diet on hypertriglyceridaemia are described. Cardiovascular genetic testing was also carried out, which casts further light on our understanding of this condition.
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