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 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. 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.
Last updated: 3/8/2016
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