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Weekly Health Quiz: Agriculture, Cholesterol and Dreams


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1 What initiates the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease?

  • Oxidation of omega-6 linoleic acid inside the LDL particles

    Oxidation of LDL cholesterol is initiated by the oxidation of the linoleic acid inside the LDL particles, and oxidized LDL is associated with the development of atherosclerosis. Learn more.

  • Oxidation of omega-3 EPA inside the LDL particles
  • Oxidation of omega-3 DHA inside the LDL particles
  • Insufficient amounts of omega-6 linoleic acid bound to cholesterol


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