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Relative Cardiovascular Benefits Of n-6 and n-3 Fatty Acids

Hayes, K. C. DVM, PhD

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Professor of Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

The author has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity.

About the Author K. C. Hayes, DVM, PhD, is Professor of Biology (in nutrition) at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He has been studying the effect of dietary fats on lipoprotein metabolism for 35 years, following his early training in comparative nutritional pathology. His specific interest has been in cardiovascular disease, most recently as affected by diabetes and obesity in experimental mouse models. His main focus has been on individual fatty acids as they relate to blood cholesterol and triglyceride transport and atherogenesis, In recent years, he has developed special fat blends for commercial application, including Smart Balance, a trans fat-free margarine, and Nextra, a heat-stable, trans fat-free commercial frying oil.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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