Special Issue "Cholesterol and Nutrition"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2019) | Viewed by 32014
Interests: human nutrition; cardiovascular nutrition; nutritional epidemiology; obesity
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Cholesterol is a sterol synthesized by animal cells. Its main functions are to maintain the integrity and fluidity of cell membranes and to serve as a precursor for the synthesis of steroid hormones, bile acids, and vitamin D. Cholesterol is also a component of the diet and is present in food of animal origin. Although a high dietary cholesterol intake was considered as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, recent evidence suggests that it does not increase significantly Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) levels in the circulation. In view of these recent findings and the fact that cholesterol plays a vital role in major functions in the body, the present issue of Nutrients focuses on the functions of cholesterol and the effects of dietary cholesterol in various metabolic processes.
Prof. Antonis Zampelas
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- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Nutrition and Metabolism
- Chronic Diseases