Essential fatty acids and modern lifestyle: a reappraisal.


Controversy surrounds the effects of dietary fish oil supplementation on atherosclerosis. Three studies were undertaken, where Vervet monkeys were fed either a Western atherogenic diet (WAD) or a high carbohydrate diet (HCD). The first study indicated that enhanced atherosclerosis may be the result of an imbalance of fatty acids in plasma and tissue lipids… (More)


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@article{Smuts1996EssentialFA, title={Essential fatty acids and modern lifestyle: a reappraisal.}, author={Cornelius M. Smuts and H. Y. Tichelaar and Paul J van Jaarsveld and Johannes Marthinus van Rooyen and A. J. Spinndler Benade}, journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition}, year={1996}, volume={5 3}, pages={149-56} }