Long-chain monounsaturated Fatty acids and incidence of congestive heart failure in 2 prospective cohorts.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Circulation, Volume 127, Issue 14, p.1512-21 (2013)


2013, April 2013, Public Health Sciences Division


Decades-old animal experiments suggested that dietary long-chain monounsaturated fatty acids (LCMUFAs) caused cardiotoxicity, leading, for example, development of Canola oil (Canadian oil low in erucic acid) from rapeseed. However, potential cardiotoxicity in humans and contemporary dietary sources of LCMUFAs are unknown.