familial hyperlipoproteinemia type IV
Definition: plasma levels of VLDL, pre-ß-lipoproteins and triglycerides are increased on a normal diet, but ß-lipoproteins, cholesterol, and phospholipids are normal; hypertriglyceridemia is induced by a high carbohydrate diet; may be accompanied by abnormal glucose tolerance and susceptibility to ischemic heart disease; probably autosomal dominant inheritance but genetic heterogeneity is a possibility.
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