Special Issue "Lipoprotein Metabolism and Atherosclerosis"


A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gloria Lena Vega
Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9052, USA
Website: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/labs/vega/
E-Mail: Gloria.Vega@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: +1 214 648 2869
Fax: +1 214 648 4839
Interests: lipid and lipoprotein metabolism in atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, obesity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries is a multifactorial disease that accounts for the majority of deaths in adult men and women in the industrialized world. Key physiologic risk factors for atherosclerosis include sex, age, plasma levels of Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL C), and its precursors (VLDL and IDL), and HDL, and increased blood pressure. Susceptibility for risk is also imparted by obesity and by genetic pre-disposition to the disease. The major environmental risk factors include smoking, high intake of pro-atherogenic saturated fat in diet, and a sedentary lifestyle.

This supplemental issue of Nutrients focuses on advances in "Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism as a Risk for Atherosclerosis". The scope of topics of interest extends to diet and drugs with emphasis on mechanisms of action on their hypolipidemic effects.” Specific nutrients and/or drugs can be discussed based on the metabolic pathways targeted.

Prof. Dr. Gloria Lena Vega
Guest Editor


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Nutrients 2015, 7(2), 1352-1377; doi:10.3390/nu7021352
Received: 7 December 2014 / Revised: 16 January 2015 / Accepted: 4 February 2015 / Published: 16 February 2015
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Nutrients 2014, 6(12), 5517-5533; doi:10.3390/nu6125517
Received: 7 September 2014 / Revised: 24 October 2014 / Accepted: 4 November 2014 / Published: 1 December 2014
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