Linoleic acid and risk of sudden cardiac death.

  title={Linoleic acid and risk of sudden cardiac death.},
  author={Teresa L. Roberts and David A. Wood and Rudolph A. Riemersma and Patrick Joseph Gallagher and Fiona C Lampe},
  journal={British heart journal},
  volume={70 6},
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that the essential fatty acid, linoleic acid, measured in adipose tissue as an indicator of long term dietary intake, is inversely related to the risk of sudden cardiac death. DESIGN A population case-control study. SETTING A regional health district. SUBJECTS 84 men (age 25-64 years) who died instantaneously or within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms with no history of coronary heart disease or medically treated hyperlipidaemia, and in whom coronary… CONTINUE READING