fat, blood

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Total blood fat in the fasting state is about 590 mg per 100 mL plasma: 150 mg neutral fats (triacylglycerols), 160 mg (4 mmol) cholesterol, 200 mg phospholipids. This is mainly in the plasma lipoproteins. After a meal the total fat increases, as a result of the chylomicrons containing the recently absorbed dietary fat. See also lipids, plasma.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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