Lipids

A section of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

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Lipids are no longer considered to only be important as energy-rich nutrients, and specific fatty acids and lipid-soluble substances are now known to act as metabolic regulators. Lipids also play an important role in the development of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mental illness. Some fatty acids and lipid-soluble substances have shown the ability to modulate the pathophysiology of these lifestyle diseases due to their unique route of absorption, selective incorporation into various tissues, and influence on metabolic pathways, resulting in alteration of blood lipid levels, pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators, platelet aggregation, eicosanoid production, and hormonal responses. The Lipids section of Nutrients is open for contributions from health professionals and clinicians researching the area of lipids, including but not limited to:

  • Medium chain fatty acids
  • Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids
  • Oils
  • Cholesterol
  • Fat-soluble vitamins
  • Lipids in pathology of the disease
  • Blood lipids and lipoproteins
  • Membrane lipids
  • Impact on inflammation, platelet aggregation, and blood pressure
  • Functional foods and lipids
  • Carotenoids
  • Polyphenols

Keywords

dietary fats and oils; functional foods; omega-3 fatty acids; medium chain fatty acids; saturated fats, cholesterol; lipoproteins; carotenoids; polyphenols; fat soluble vitamins; lipid metabolism

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