Incidence of Familial Hyperlipemia

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Science  13 Mar 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3350, pp. 716-717
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3350.716


Familial hyperlipemia is an inherited disease associated with early onset of coronary atherosclerosis. In a survey of a student population in Sweden, an estimated case incidence of 2 to 3 percent was discovered. This study also demonstrates that there is probably a heterogeneity of causes for the primary elevation of blood triglycerides in man.