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January 1978

The Lipid HypothesisGenetic Basis

Author Affiliations

From the General Clinical Research Center and Lipid Research Clinic, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Dr Glueck) and the Lipid Research Clinic, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore (Dr Kwiterovich).

Arch Surg. 1978;113(1):35-41. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370130037006

• We present evidence that hyperlipidemia, particularly genetically determined elevations of plasma cholesterol or triglyceride levels, facilitates the development of atherosclerosis.

(Arch Surg 113:35-41, 1978)