Arrest and reversal of atherosclerosis with parenteral nutrition

S. J. Dudrick, R. Latifi, P. R. Adams

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In a large subset of patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, all medical and surgical treatment alternatives have been exhausted or have proved to be ineffective. Intravenous infusion of specially formulated amino acid solutions, developed in the animal laboratory, has been efficacious in arresting and reversing atherosclerosis in humans for the first time. It is anticipated that the principles derived from these precise parenteral studies will eventually permit development of oral and enteral dietary formulations effective for the systemic control and management of atherosclerosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-675
Number of pages11
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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