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Journal of Lipids
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 1375342, 6 pages
Review Article

Influence on Adiposity and Atherogenic Lipaemia of Fatty Meals and Snacks in Daily Life

Medical Sciences Research Centre, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Toluca, MEX, Mexico

Correspondence should be addressed to Antonio Laguna-Camacho

Received 1 March 2017; Revised 2 May 2017; Accepted 9 May 2017; Published 19 June 2017

Academic Editor: Zufeng Ding

Copyright © 2017 Antonio Laguna-Camacho. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present work reviewed the connections of changes in consumption of high-fat food with changes in adiposity and lipaemia in adults with overweight or obesity. Hyperlipaemia from higher fat meals and excessive adiposity contributes to atherogenic process. Low-fat diet interventions decrease body fat, lipaemia, and atherosclerosis markers. Inaccuracy of physical estimates of dietary fat intake remains, however, a limit to establishing causal connections. To fill this gap, tracking fat-rich eating episodes at short intervals quantifies the behavioural frequency suggested to measure (by regression of changes in real time) direct effects of this eating pattern on adiposity and atherogenic lipaemia. Such evidence will provide the basis for an approach focused on a sustained decrease in frequency of fatty meals or snacks to reduce obesity, hyperlipaemia, and atherosclerosis.