What is it about?

In a population-based case-control study, we conducted an investigation to examine the potential link between adipose tissue levels of trans fatty acids (TFAs) and the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). There is suspicion that consuming isomeric TFAs through diet may increase the likelihood of developing CAD. Our goal was to assess the association between the biomarker of TFA intake, specifically adipose tissue levels, and the risk of CAD in order to gain a better understanding of the potential relationship between TFA consumption and this disease.

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Why is it important?

The results of our study indicate that TFAs in the diet is linked to an elevated risk of coronary artery disease .


This project provided an alternative approach to bridging the gap between clinical practice and research laboratories. By employing the gas chromatography method, we were able to investigate the characteristics of a significant tissue in the human body in disease states.

Dr Masoud Darabi
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

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This page is a summary of: Adipose Tissue Trans Fatty Acids and Risk of Coronary Artery Disease: A Case-Control Study, Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, January 2008, Karger Publishers,
DOI: 10.1159/000114291.
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