Standardization of the Fat Tolerance Test
The final results of 113 studies after 20 years of studies.
As already mentioned in the last section of triglycerides, the Fat Tolerance Test was standardized with a meta-analysis of 113 studies in May 2011 and guidelines of the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.
According to these studies, the Fat Tolerance Test can be used for the diagnosis of postprandial triglyceride levels and it is performed as follows:
• The patient consumes a standardized fatty meal containing 75g saturated fat (375% of the recommended daily amount of saturated fat) 25g carbohydrate and 10g protein.
• Four (4) hours after consuming the meal, determination of triglyceride level takes place.
• If the value is above 220mg/dl, the Fat Tolerance Test is positive.