Protective effect of dietary monounsaturated fat on arteriosclerosis: beyond cholesterol.

  title={Protective effect of dietary monounsaturated fat on arteriosclerosis: beyond cholesterol.},
  author={Francisco Xavier P{\'e}rez-Jim{\'e}nez and Jose L{\'o}pez-Miranda and Pedro L Mata},
  volume={163 2},
The consumption of diets enriched in monounsaturated fat has been related to a lower rate of coronary heart disease. It is well known that this dietary model decreases LDL-cholesterol plasma levels when replacing a saturated fat enriched diet. For this reason, a high monounsaturated fat diet is now being advocated to prevent cardiovascular disease, especially in Mediterranean countries. However, some expert panels-the Joint Task Force of European and other Societies on Coronary Prevention and… CONTINUE READING


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