Should the pharmacological actions of dietary fatty acids in cardiometabolic disorders be classified based on biological or chemical function?

@article{Poudyal2015ShouldTP,
  title={Should the pharmacological actions of dietary fatty acids in cardiometabolic disorders be classified based on biological or chemical function?},
  author={Hemant Poudyal and Lindsay Brown},
  journal={Progress in lipid research},
  year={2015},
  volume={59},
  pages={172-200}
}
Westernised dietary patterns are characterised by an increased intake of saturated (SFA) and trans fat (TFA) and a high n-6:n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) ratio. These changes together with increased sugar intake have been implicated in the progression and development of metabolic syndrome. It is now recognised that the type of dietary fat plays a far more significant role in well-being than the absolute amount. This has led to the generalisations that TFA and SFA are detrimental, MUFA… CONTINUE READING

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