Dietary fat is an important source of nutrients and is proven to be beneficial to human health, however excess intake of certain types of fats has also been associated with the development of many chronic diseases. Written by a group of lipid experts who participated in the 2004 AOCS-JOCS Joint Symposium on Bioscience, the material contains information from lectures presented in the meeting, as well as invited papers from authors who could not attend. This text discusses the effects of several different dietary fats on the development of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, inflammation, and immune functions.
OVERVIEW Seeking Better Dietary Fats for Human Health CANCER Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cancer Cachexia Chemopreventive Effect of Bitter Gourd Seed Oil Rich in Conjugated Linolenic Acid A Clinically Relevant Lipid Model for South African Patients with Laryngeal Cancer OBESITY Effect of Dietary Medium-chain Fatty Acids on Accumulation of Body Fat Dietary Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Metabolic Syndromes Dietary Conjugated Linolenic Acid Modifies Body Fat Mass, and Serum and Liver Lipid Levels in Rats Obesity and Common Diseases: Proinflammatory Adipocytokines Modulate Adipocyte Functions and Obesity-related Pathologies INFLAMMATION Dietary Fatty Acids and Inflammatory Disease Suppression of Leukotriene B4 Generation by ex-vivo Neutrophils Isolated from Asthma Patients on Dietary Supplementation with y-Linolenic Acid-containing Borage Oil: Possible Implication in Asthma VASCULAR MECHANISMS Dietary Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease: Modulation of Non-lipid Risk Factors Lactostatin (IIAEK) and CSPHP: New Cholesterol-lowering Peptides Derived from Food Proteins A Novel Mechanism for Regulation of Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor Gene Expression via a Stabilization of mRNA Plasmalogen: A Short Review and Newly-discovered Functions DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS Perinatal Supplementation of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids as a Strategy to Prevent Adult Diseases Health Benefits of Dietary Diacylglycerol in Practical Use Docosahexaenoic Acid Intake and Lipid Peroxidation in Retinal Membranes of Rats Is There a Role for Conjugated Linoleic Acid to Aid in the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes? Functionalities and Production with Biocatalysis of Two Highly Polyunsaturated Phospholipids