Effects of dietary stearic acid on plasma lipids and thrombosis

P. M. Kris-Etherton, Vikkie Mustad, Janice A. Derr

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Saturated fatty acids are known toelicit a hypercholesterolemic response. This article describes a series of studies designed to test the hypothesis that stearic acid has a neutral effect on blood lipids and does not promote platelet aggregation, two major risk factors for coronary heart disese.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-38
Number of pages9
JournalNutrition Today
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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