The effect of dietary supplements of omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on the fatty acid composition of platelets and plasma choline phosphoglycerides

Br J Nutr. 1981 May;45(3):613-6. doi: 10.1079/bjn19810139.

Abstract

1. The effects of dietary supplements of omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on the fatty acid composition of platelets and plasma choline phosphoglycerides were studied in vegans and in omnivores. 2. A supplement of 18:3 omega 3 led to an increase in 20:5 omega 3 but was less effective than one of 20:5 omega 3 + 22:6 omega 3.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Platelets / metabolism*
  • Cod Liver Oil / pharmacology
  • Diet, Vegetarian
  • Fatty Acids / blood*
  • Fatty Acids, Unsaturated / pharmacology*
  • Female
  • Food, Fortified
  • Humans
  • Linseed Oil / pharmacology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Phosphatidylcholines / blood*

Substances

  • Fatty Acids
  • Fatty Acids, Unsaturated
  • Phosphatidylcholines
  • Linseed Oil
  • Cod Liver Oil