The composition of bovine milk lipids: January 1995 to December 2000

J Dairy Sci. 2002 Feb;85(2):295-350. doi: 10.3168/jds.S0022-0302(02)74079-4.


Data from recent publications on bovine milk lipids are presented and discussed. This includes extraction of lipids, triacylglycerols, phospholipids, other complex lipids, sterols, isoflavones, and fatty acids. Improved gas-liquid and high performance liquid chromatography were used. Data on the trans and cis isomers of fatty acid and of conjugated linoleic acids are given, and the analyses are described. Papers about the lipids in milks and dairy products from the United States are few; where with the exception of trans-fatty acid isomers and conjugated linoleic acids, almost no research has been reported.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Cholesterol / chemistry
  • Chromatography, Gas / veterinary
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid / veterinary
  • Fatty Acids / chemistry
  • Isomerism
  • Lipids / chemistry*
  • Milk / chemistry*
  • Phospholipids / chemistry
  • Triglycerides / chemistry


  • Fatty Acids
  • Lipids
  • Phospholipids
  • Triglycerides
  • Cholesterol