Section 3
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Omega-3 fatty acids: essential fatty acids with important biological effects, and serum phospholipid fatty acids as markers of dietary omega 3-fatty acid intake

Bjerve, K.S.; Brubakk, A.M.; Fougner, K.J.; Johnsen, H.; Midthjell, K.; Vik, T.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 57(5 Suppl): 801s-805s; Discussion 805s-806


ISSN/ISBN: 0002-9165
PMID: 8475898
Accession: 002447689

Serum phospholipid eicosapentaenoic (PL-EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (PL-DHA) values are associated with the dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids. PL-EPA and PL-DHA values measured 4 years apart in 211 diabetic patients were highly correlated, with Spearman correlation coefficients of 0.49 (P = 0.0001) and 0.64 (P = 0.0001), respectively. PL-DHA was positively associated with Bayley psychomotor and mental developmental indexes (PDI and MDI, respectively) in preterm infants.

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