Foods for Special Dietary Regimens

Dyslipidemia and Foods

Author(s): Elevina Pérez Sira * .

Pp: 206-238 (33)

DOI: 10.2174/9789814998062121010010

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Dyslipidemia is a disorder of lipoprotein metabolism. Among the several causes of this disorder, there are secondary causes (mainly in adults), such as a sedentary lifestyle with excessive dietary intake of saturated fat, cholesterol, and Trans fats, alcohol overuse, and cigarette smoking. The chapter compiles and discusses as an overview, the types of dyslipidemia, clinical pathologies, and its causes. The chapter addresses fatty foods, and their fatty acid profile, the essential fatty acids, fat replacers, and some practical hints for fat-free foods including some home recipes.

Keywords: Cholesterol, Dyslipidemia, Essential fatty acids, Fat, Fatty acids, Foods for consumers with dyslipidemia.

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