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April 1962

Chemicopathologic Studies in Geographic Pathology: A Study of the Effect of the United States Army Diet on Serum-Lipids of Young Korean Soldiers

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Medicine, Kyungpook University, Taegu, Korea, and the Departments of Pathology of Washington University, St. Louis, and of Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y.

Arch Intern Med. 1962;109(4):422-428. doi:10.1001/archinte.1962.03620160048007

This is one of a series of studies designed to explore relationships in man between coronary arteriosclerosis with its complications such as myocardial infarcts and lipid patterns of tissue and blood. This report deals specifically with 2 comparisons that we believe are pertinent to the over-all problem. First, a comparison is made of certain lipid components of the blood (cholesterol, lipid phosphorus, triglycerides, and total esterified fatty acids) between 2 groups of healthy young men living in the same geographic area, but of different racial origin and receiving widely different diets, namely: American soldiers stationed in Korea, but fed a United States army diet, and Korean soldiers fed a Korean army diet; and second, a comparison of the same lipid values of these 2 groups with those of groups of Korean soldiers who had been fed a U.S. army diet for periods from a few weeks up to 18 months.

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