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Lipid metabolism

Paul Nicholls and Ian Young

in Lipid Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199569656
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607464 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199569656.003.0004

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Lipid metabolism

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• Lipid particles from food are transported in the blood as triglyceride (TG) and chylomicrons for use as muscle fuel or for storage, and the remaining particles are cleared by the liver. • The liver can synthesize TGs and cholesterol during periods of fasting. • Reverse cholesterol transport utilizes high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C).

Chapter.  1232 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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