Potential beneficial effects of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in elderly patients with or at risk of coronary artery disease

J. H. O'Keefe, T. Nguyen, J. Nelson, J. O. O'Keefe, J. M. Miles

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Patients with or at risk of coronary artery disease have traditionally been advised to restrict markedly their intake of all types of dietary fat. However, accumulating evidence indicates that the optimal diet for many patients (including many elderly patients) should contain judicious amounts of monounsaturated fats and some types of polyunsaturated fats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-10
Number of pages6
JournalCardiology in the Elderly
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes



  • coronary artery disease
  • diet
  • linoleic acid
  • low-density lipoprotein oxidation
  • monounsaturated fatty acids
  • oleic acid
  • polyunsaturated fatty acids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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