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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 482021, 5 pages
Refsum's Disease—Use of the Intestinal Lipase Inhibitor, Orlistat, as a Novel Therapeutic Approach to a Complex Disorder
1Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
2Department of Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
3Department of Biochemistry, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW 2305, Australia
4National Referral Laboratory for Lysosomal, Peroxisomal and Related Genetic Disorders, SA Pathology at The Women's and Children's Hospital, North Adelaide, SA 5006, Australia
5School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Received 12 May 2010; Accepted 12 July 2010
Academic Editor: S. B. Heymsfield
Copyright © 2011 Nimalie J. Perera et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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