oa South African Medical Journal - Colestipol, clofibrate, cholestyramine and combination therapy in the treatment of familial hyperbetalipoproteinaemia

Volume 49, Issue 31
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Fifty-seven patients, mean age 26 years, suffering from familial hyperbetalipoproteinaemia (Fredrickson type IIa and IIb), were treated on a low cholesterol, modified polyunsaturated fat diet for a period of 6 - 12 weeks prior to the introduction of drug therapy. No significant reduction in the serum levels of total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol or triglyceride was found.

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