Platelet Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Platelet Aggregation
The intake of saturated fats appear to be one of the main risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD). In addition to increase serum lipids and to induce atherosclerosis, saturated fats markedly enhance certain platelet functions and thereby, predispose to thrombosis (1,2). By contrast, linoleic and linolenic acids, the main dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids, are known for their hypolipidemic effects, but also, appear to inhibit the effects of saturated fats on plyatelet functions (1,2).
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