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Effects of nicotinic acid treatment on fatty acid composition of plasma lipids and adipose tissue in hyperlipidaemia.
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PMID:  1411265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Effects of 6-week treatment with 4 g daily of nicotinic acid on fatty acid composition in different serum lipids and in adipose tissue glycerides were studied in 31 hyperlipidemic patients. The percentages of eight fatty acids in triglycerides, phospholipids and cholesteryl esters of whole plasma as well as in subcutaneous adipose tissue glycerides were measured. Nicotinic acid treatment produced decreases in triglyceride and total cholesterol concentrations of VLDL and LDL, whereas HDL total cholesterol levels in serum increased after drug therapy, all p less than 0.01. There were reductions in the relative contents of myristic acid in plasma phospholipids (from 0.4% to 0.3%; p less than 0.05) and cholesteryl esters (from 0.9% to 0.7%; p less than 0.001). There were decreases in the percentages of stearic acid in plasma phospholipids (from 17.0% to 15.0%) and cholesteryl esters (from 1.2% to 1.0%; both p less than 0.001). The relative contents of polyunsaturated fatty acids, mainly linoleic acid, in plasma phospholipids were increased (from 32% to 33.5%; p less than 0.05). There were reductions in the linolenic acid contents of adipose tissue (from 1.5% to 1.1%) and plasma triglycerides (from 1.1% to 0.8%), both p less than 0.05, possibly indicating increased conversion of linolenic acid to prostaglandins. There was no relationship between changes in the percentages of individual fatty acids and changes in triglyceride or total cholesterol levels of whole serum and its VLDL, LDL and HDL fractions.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
G Wahlberg; G Walldius
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0036-5513     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Clin. Lab. Invest.     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-10     Completed Date:  1992-11-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404375     Medline TA:  Scand J Clin Lab Invest     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  547-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
King Gustaf V Research Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / chemistry*
Fatty Acids / analysis*,  blood
Hyperlipidemias / metabolism*
Lipids / blood*
Middle Aged
Niacin / pharmacology*
Regression Analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Lipids; 59-67-6/Niacin

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