NS 115 - Lecture 15

NS 115 - Lecture 15 - Lecture 15 Atherosclerosis II October...

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Lecture 15 – Atherosclerosis II October 6, 2008 Inuits (Native Eskimos) o Eat a high fat diet (mostly fatty fish, 45% fat) o Low rate of heart disease o They are bleeders Long coagulation times o Omega-3 fatty acids are the cause of this Has the double bond on the carbon three atom Produce 2 eicosanoids called EPA and DHA They dialate blood vessels (make larger) o Less chance of blockage Inhibit clotting Reduce inflammation o High energy expenditure Exercise raises HDL (high density lipoprotein) They are very heavy with very little lipid in them It can find the antheroscloratic process and remove LDL from the plaque of the arterial walls Alcohol also raises HDL levels (1 oz per day) Decreases need for insulin Lowers blood pressure Aids weight control o Omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid) Has a double bond on the caron six Produce eicosanoids as well Constricts blood vessels Promote clotting
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