Physicians explain that chylomicrons are balls of fat that store triglycerides. Normally, an enzyme called lipoprotein lipase (LPL) helps the body break chylomicrons apart to release the triglycerides. But when you have FCS, the LPL is missing or broken, resulting in chylomicrons increasing to very high levels in the blood, which can trigger various symptoms and diseases such as pancreatitis.
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