Dietary fats and age-related diseases

  • Kaustuv Bhattacharya
  • Suresh I.S. Rattan


Balanced diet, which includes fats and oils, is one of the important factors for attaining and maintaining a healthy life. Numerous clinical studies have shown the detrimental effects of trans- and saturated-fats in the origin and progression of various age-related diseases, such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. This article reviews the role of dietary lipids in various age-related diseases, and discusses the appropriate dietary fat requirements for the prevention of such diseases


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  1. 1.Laboratory of Cellular AgeingDepartment of Molecular BiologyUniversity of Aarhus

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