Research Article| Volume 41, ISSUE 5, P738-744, May 1953

Variations of serum lipids with age

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      Total fatty acids, lipid phosphorus, and cholesterol of the serum of seven men and nine women were remeasured after intervals of ten to twenty years. The ages of the subjects at the time of the initial observations varied from 20 to 48 years, and at the final observations from 30 to 65 years. There was no consistency in the direction of change of any of the lipid components. Although they rose significantly more frequently than they fell, this tendency was not sufficiently preponderant to warrant the deduction that it is characteristic of the aging process.
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