Serum fatty acids and coronary heart disease in Finnish populations.

  title={Serum fatty acids and coronary heart disease in Finnish populations.},
  author={Tapio Nikkari},
  journal={Progress in lipid research},
  volume={25 1-4},
Finland has one of the highest coronary heart disease (CHD) rates in the whole world, and within the country, the rates are higher in men and eastern Finland than in women and western Finland, respectively. The differences are not wholly explained by the 3 classical risk factors. Several cross-sectional and longitudinal studies suggest that the intake of dietary linoleate (18:2), as reflected in the composition of serum and tissue fatty acids, has an inverse association with CHD, although there… CONTINUE READING
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