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A teenage boy presents with moderate to severe epigastric pain. Physical examination reveals extensive eruptive xanthomas and hepatosplenomegaly. A blood sample reveals milky plasma. Which of the following is the most likely lipoprotein to be elevated in this patient’s plasma?

A. Chylomicrons

B. Chylomicron remnants

C. HDL

D. IDL

E. LDL

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