• Alick Little
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 82)


The prime objectives are to investigate and treat patients with disorders of lipid metabolism. Although there may be a few patients with rare disorders such as abeta lipoproteinemia, the majority of cases have hyperlipoproteinemia (HLP). Although every disease presents a challenge for us to understand the basic mechanisms and the etiology, HLP is a monumental challenge since it is a major risk factor for atherosclerosis. Therefore Lipid Clinics are in the front line trenches for the army of health scientists who are battling to reduce the very high morbidity and mortality from ischemic vascular disease.


Major Risk Factor Health Scientist Rare Disorder Plasma Lipid Level Important Public Health Problem 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alick Little
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  1. 1.Lipid Research Clinic St. Michael’s HospitalUniversity of Toronto-McMasterTorontoCanada

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