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May 1969

Physiological Chemistry of Lipids in Mammals.

Arch Intern Med. 1969;123(5):604. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300150122026

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What are the medium chain triglycerides, how can they be used, and how do they differ in their metabolism from long chain triglycerides and why? Or, since obesity is a disturbance of fat metabolism, how is a disturbance of adenosine triphosphate conversion involved therein? And, what electrolyte imbalance, aside from that of sodium, is involved in disturbance of fat metabolism? Also, what other metabolic functions are affected by a dysfunction of fat metabolism? It would seem to me that the practitioner is most likely to be interested in topics suggested by the above questions.

Some questions such as these are answered in this book, others are not. Designed for the medical student, the book will also partially serve the practitioner. The reason it will not be substantially fulfilling to the practitioner or clinician is because it is not clinically or therapeutically oriented. Nonetheless, it provides a solid enough background of

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