Postprandial lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis.
The metabolism of chylomicrons and their remnants is a highly facilitated route to distribute energy from the diet for storage in adipose tissue or immediate use in the muscles. It has been proposed that chylomicron remnants are atherogenic, and a delayed clearance of chylomicron remnants seems to be associated with compositional abnormalities of other cholesterol-rich lipoproteins. Furthermore, the plasma concentration of chylomicron remnants is very low compared with all other major lipopro...Expand abstract
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