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The role of dietary oxidized cholesterol and oxidized fatty acids in the development of atherosclerosis.

Mol Nutr Food Res 2005 Nov;49(11):1075-82.
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The etiology of atherosclerosis is complex and multifactorial but there is extensive evidence indicating that oxidized lipoproteins may play a key role. At present, the site and mechanism by... lesions in apo-E and LDL receptor-deficient mice. A typical Western diet is rich in oxidized fats and therefore could contribute to the increased arterial atherosclerosis in our population.

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