Special Issue "Lipoprotein Metabolism and Atherosclerosis"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)
Prof. Dr. Gloria Lena Vega
Dear Colleagues,Atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries is a multifactorial disease that accounts for the majority of deaths in adult men and women in the industrialized world. Key physiologic risk factors for atherosclerosis include sex, age, plasma levels of Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL C), and its precursors (VLDL and IDL), and HDL, and increased blood pressure. Susceptibility for risk is also imparted by obesity and by genetic pre-disposition to the disease. The major environmental risk factors include smoking, high intake of pro-atherogenic saturated fat in diet, and a sedentary lifestyle.
This supplemental issue of Nutrients focuses on advances in "Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism as a Risk for Atherosclerosis". The scope of topics of interest extends to diet and drugs with emphasis on mechanisms of action on their hypolipidemic effects.” Specific nutrients and/or drugs can be discussed based on the metabolic pathways targeted.
Prof. Dr. Gloria Lena Vega
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