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March 1929

THE CHOLESTEROL CONTENT OF BLOOD PLASMA IN JUVENILE DIABETES: A STATISTICAL STUDY

Author Affiliations

MONTREAL

From the Department of Metabolism, The Montreal General Hospital, and the Henry J. Elliott Laboratory of the Shriners' Hospital, Montreal.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;43(3):372-375. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00130260075006
Abstract

In a previous report1 I demonstrated the value of cholesterol studies in diabetes from the point of view of progress. The demonstration, with the exception of a few cases cited as examples, was statistical. The data concerned adults only, since, as is well known, the diabetes of juveniles differs in many respects from that of adults. The report was based on 2,000 observations in 385 cases.

This brief report is concerned with the study of the cholesterol content of blood plasma in cases of juvenile diabetes. The various reasons for making use of plasma cholesterol as an index of lipoid metabolism in diabetes were discussed in the first paper and, for purposes of brevity, are omitted here.

The literature on this phase of juvenile diabetes is scanty. There are various reasons for this. In the first place, the material available in any one clinic is relatively small, since juveniles represent

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