SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Abstract

Lipid, one of the major structural components of living cells is also the most concentrated source of energy of all the nutrients. Lipids have also been recognized as signaling molecules. Lipid molecules such as fatty acids, eicosanoids, phosphoinositides and sphingolipids are known to control important cellular processes including cell proliferation, apoptosis and metabolism. They play key roles in inflammation, cancer and metabolic disease [1]. In this special online only issue of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research effects and functions of various lipids on health are addressed and wide range of research results is presented.