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Hyperlipoproteinemia type 1


Other Names for this Disease
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia type I
  • Lipoprotein lipase deficiency
  • LPL deficiency
  • Lipase D deficiency
  • Hyperchylomicro-nemia familial
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Treatment

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What is the treatment for hyperlipoproteinemia type 1?

Treatment for hyperlipoproteinemia type 1 is intended to control blood triglyceride levels with a very low-fat diet. It is recommended that individuals with this condition eat no more than 20 grams of fat per day.[1] Medium-chain fatty acids (such as coconut oil) can be incorporated into the diet, as they are absorbed by the body in a different manner. Dietary counseling may be helpful to maintain adequate calorie and nutrient intake.[2]
Last updated: 3/8/2016

References
  1. Martin LJ, Zieve D. Familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency. MedlinePlus. April 30, 2015; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000408.htm.
  2. Brunzell JD. Familial Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency. GeneReviews. April 24, 2014; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1308/.


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Management Guidelines

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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Hyperlipoproteinemia type 1. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia type I
  • Lipoprotein lipase deficiency
  • LPL deficiency
  • Lipase D deficiency
  • Hyperchylomicro-nemia familial
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.