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Tsoupras A.;Lordan R.;Zabetakis I.
2019 January
The Impact of Nutrition and Statins on Cardiovascular Diseases
Cholesterol in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease: The role of specific dietary and lifestyle patterns
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Blue Zones Cardiovascular disease (CVD) French paradox Inflammation Irish food pyramid Longevity Mediterranean diet
© 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. In this chapter, the role of cholesterol and cardiovascular health is examined. It is clear that circulating lipoproteins are involved in the atherosclerotic process. The main classes of lipoproteins are introduced and will be explored further throughout the book. The concept of the Mediterranean diet pyramid is presented, along with the ¿French paradox¿ and the case study of Blue Zones, which are discussed as examples of lifestyles that defy the lipid hypothesis. It is concluded that the lipid hypothesis is not supported by many of the observed dietary patterns around the world. Further research is required in order to inhibit the real instigator and proliferator of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is inflammation.
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