The rate of cholesterol esterification in vitro was significantly lower (-20%) in non-obese diabetics than in non-obese controls. More specifically, this decrease was found to be in cholesteryl linoleate synthesis. The concentration of serum free fatty acid, particularly of oleic acid, was 2-3 times higher in diabetic patients than in controls. The decreased rate of serum cholesterol esterification was associated with an increase in serum free fatty acid concentration and with a decrease of linoleic acid in serum phospholipids.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine