Effects of individual fatty acids on chronic diseases

Satya S. Jonnalagadda, Vikkie A. Mustad, Shaomei Yu, Terry D. Etherton, Penny M. Kris-Etherton

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It is clear that there are remarkably diverse biological effects elicited by the individual fatty acids found commonly in the diet. Some fatty acids increase risk factors for certain chronic diseases whereas others are protective. This article discusses our present understanding of how fatty acids affect risk factors for important chronic diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-106
Number of pages17
JournalNutrition Today
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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