Facts on fats

Chong, Elaine W-T, Sinclair, Andrew and Guymer, Robyn H. 2006, Facts on fats, Clinical and experimental ophthalmology, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 464-471.

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Title Facts on fats
Author(s) Chong, Elaine W-T
Sinclair, Andrew
Guymer, Robyn H.
Journal name Clinical and experimental ophthalmology
Volume number 34
Issue number 5
Start page 464
End page 471
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1442-6404
1442-9071
Keyword(s) age-related macular degeneration
fatty acid
omega 3 fatty acid
omega 6 fatty acid
trans-unsaturated fat
Summary Cardiovascular disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may share common risk factors in their causal pathways. Decades of research from the cardiovascular sciences on fats have led investigators to focus on specific types of fats rather than total fat as a whole. They have established that saturated and trans-unsaturated fats (trans fats) are damaging to cardiovascular health while polyunsaturated fats, particularly the marine omega 3 fatty acids appear protective. This has led to a number of studies investigating the associations of fat and AMD. Though the causal relationship between fats and AMD remain unproven, some studies suggest that an association may be present. To be able to understand and interpret the study results and their implications, an understanding of the fats in the diet is important. This review aims to give an overview of fatty acids, particularly the trans-unsaturated fatty acids, and the relevant food groups.
Language eng
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009070

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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