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Lecture 15- Atherosclerosis II

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Lecture 15: Atherosclerosis II 22/01/2010 12:38:00 Minimizing Risk of Atherosclerosis Substitute unsaturated fat for saturated fat Minimize consumption of dietary cholesterol Minimize consumption of all fat Minimize consumption of energy Eating Margarine won’t help Maintain vitamin E levels Eat fish twice a week Minimize consumption of Omega-6 oils o Inuits  Eat a high fat diet High energy expenditure  Low rate of heart disease  Bleeders  Long coagulation time Omega-3 fatty acids  Omega 6, have double bond at 6 th  Carbon in chain Linoleic acid Essential fatty acid Omega 3, have db at 3 rd  Carbon in chain Linolenic acid Essential fatty acid Omega 3 Eicosanoids
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EPA and DHA needed Dilate blood vessels Inhibit clotting Reduce inflammation  Omega 6 Eicosanoids  Constrict blood vessels
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