Triglyceride concentrations: the disaccharide effect

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Science  16 Nov 1979:
Vol. 206, Issue 4420, pp. 838-839
DOI: 10.1126/science.493983


The mean 24-hour or integrated concentration of triglyceride is significantly higher when dietary sucrose is provided rather than an equivalent amount of its component monosaccharides, glucose and fructose. In contrast, the plasma triglyceride concentration after a 12-hour fast is not significantly different.