Lipid peroxidation and its relation to Atherosclerosis

Loeckie et. al., (1999), had suggested that the small, dense oxidized low-density lipoproteins (oxLDL) are the most atherogenic particles. However, the increase in the small, dense LDLs is due to the increase in the level of triglycerides in human plasma. Lipid peroxidation is a form of oxidative tissue damage that occurs in polyunsaturated fatty acids (Gate et. al.,. 1999). The process is initiated by a hydroxyl radical (OH

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