Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Western countries. Previous studies have highlighted the beneficial effects of PPARγ activators on cardiovascular disease; however, the role of other PPAR family members in atherosclerosis is less clear. A report in this issue of the JCI expands our understanding of PPARs in vascular biology and highlights the potential use of multiple PPAR agonists to limit lipid accumulation in macrophages.
Antonio Castrillo, Peter Tontonoz
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