How is type I hyperlipoproteinemia (HLP) treated?

Updated: Jun 27, 2019
  • Author: Henry J Rohrs, III, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Dietary fat should be restricted to 15% of energy intake. Because medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are directly absorbed by the capillaries and because they do not contribute to chylomicron formation, MCT oil can be included in the diet. In infants, Portagen is a formula that is appropriate. Although a strict vegetarian diet may reduce the likelihood of severe hypertriglyceridemia, preventing the potential nutritional deficiencies associated with such a diet is important.


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