AIPGMEE 2011 – MCQ 11 – Cardioprotective fatty acid

Which among the following is a cardioprotective fatty acid?
A. Palmitic acid
B. Stearic acid
C. Oleic acid
D. Omega-3 fatty acids

Correct answer : Both C and D

Palmitic acid and stearic acid are saturated fatty acids – promote atherogenesis.
Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid – cardioprotective, reduce LDL.
Omega-3 fatty acids like linolenic acid and docosahexaenoic acid are cardioprotective.

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