The role of dietary fatty acids in lipoprotein oxidation and atherosclerosis

Sotirios Tsimikas, Peter D. Reaven

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Although it is well established that dietary saturated fatty acid intake is an important risk factor for coronary heart disease, there remains substantial controversy regarding whether these dietary fatty acids should be replaced with either carbohydrates, monounsaturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids or a combination of these. This review highlights recent studies evaluating the role of dietary fatty acids in atherosclerosis, with a particular emphasis on their roles in lipoprotein oxidation and other potential proatherogenic processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-307
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Lipidology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 10 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cell Biology


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