Platelet activating factor – a molecular link between atherosclerosis theories Constantinos A. Demopoulosa, Haralabos C. Karantonisa, Smaragdi Antonopouloub a Faculty of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece b Department of Science of Nutrition-Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens, Athens, Greece

In the November 2003 issue of the scientific journal “European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology” – which is the official journal of the European Federation of Lipids – a novel theory for the initiation of atheromatosis (atherogenesis) and a biochemical explanation of the protective role of the Mediterranean Diet (1) against cardiovascular diseases has been published by Greek scientists, as the main article.

1. Protective Mechanisms against Cardiovascular Disease: An Insight into Platelet Activating Factor (PAF) and Diet Interplay

Mediterranean Diet and Its. Ann Nutr Disord & Ther. 2015;2(1): 1016.

Detopoulou P., Demopoulos C.A., Karantonis H.C. and Antonopoulou S.