Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar

Year 2009     Vol 34     No 2
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      UDK 616.13-004.6-02:543.635.35

ISSN 0350-2899, 34(2009) br 2 p.104-111


Effect of alimentary fatty acids on the development of atherosclerosis
Ljiljana Lepšanović, Lazar Lepšanović
Medicinski fakultet univerziteta u Novom Sadu


The work is concerned with the effect of different types of alimentary fatty acids (FA) on the levels of cholesterol and other lipid components in blood and consequently on the emergence of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases in general. It is important to point out that the level of serum cholesterol is more influenced by alimentary intakes of particular FA than by alimentary intake of cholesterol itself. A detailed survey is given of the nutritive effects of the four groups of FA present in nutrition: saturated (first of all some long-chain saturated FA), monounsaturated and polyunsaturated FA of cis configuration, whereas special attention is paid to FA trans configurations. The adverse effects of trans isomers of unsaturated FA, especially of those that are formed in the course of the technological process of partial hydrogenation of liquid vegetable and fish oils, in the sense of accelerated development of atherosclerosis and emergence of its severe consequences, are presently insufficiently known in our country, and this issue has just been in the focus of researchers in the field during the last fifteen years in all developed countries in the world.
Key words: atherosclerosis, nutrition, alimentary fatty acids, trans fatty acids

Napomena: kompletan tekst rada na srpskom jeziku
Note: full text in Serbian

      Corresponding Address:
Ljiljana Lepšanović
ul. Maksima Gorkog 40/2, 21000 Novi Sad
tel. 021/ 6614 434
Paper received: 09.02.2009.
Paper accepted: 09.03.2009.
Published online: 06.08.2009.
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