, Volume 34, Supplement 1, pp S19–S22

Dietary fatty acids and coronary heart disease

  • Arne Nordøy
Plenary Lectures


The effects of dietary fats have been established in epidemiological and intervention studies and through relationship to risk factors for development of coronary heart disease (CHD). During a period where the impressive effects of hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors on the mortality of CHD dominate the medical journals, it is important to realize the major effects of dietary fatty acids on a series of events included in the multifactorial disorder of CHD.



coronary heart disease


monounsaturated fatty acid


polyunsaturated fatty acid


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arne Nordøy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Institute of Clinical MedicineUniversity of TromsøTromsøNorway

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