[Polyunsaturated fatty acids and atherosclerosis].

The major aspects of the antithrombogenic and antiatherogenic effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been outlined. After briefly relating on the biochemistry, the essentiality concept has been defined. Some of the many evidences of their effects both on men and animals have been reported. Eicosanoid metabolism is discussed and eicosanoid… (More)