The fatty acids composition and the sum of SFA, MUFA, LC-PUFA
, fatty acids n-6 and n-3, and the LC-PUFA
/SFA and n-6/n-3ratiosin the feed are listed in Table 2.
This may indicate that not only the conversion of ALA to n-3 LC-PUFA
is a rate limiting step, but also is the conversion of EPA to DHA.
Metabolic effects may include differential oxidation of fatty acids and increased retention of LC-PUFA
as vegetable protein sources increased (Pratoomyot et al.
74% PUFA, but was virtually void of any LC-PUFA
([greater than or equal to] 20:3n) (Table 2).
He cited a study supported by a trial grant from Mead Johnson in which 81 children were enrolled as infants in a double-blind, randomized trial of LC-PUFA
However, high n-3 LC-PUFA
intake, in comparison with low intake, was inversely associated with risk of IHD; this trend was significant in women but not in men.
An omega-3 LC-PUFA
supplement should be highly concentrated, tox-in-free, flavourless and produced to the highest purity and stability standards.
Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Omega-6 LC-PUFA
, Omega-3 LC-PUFA
Folic acid - The established role of pre-conceptual folic acid and reduced risk of neural tube defects; Presenter: Michele Sadler, Consultant Nutritionist; DHA and ARA - Exploring the evidence that supplemental LC-PUFAs
is important in achieving optimal development of the central nervous system in infants; Presenter: Rob Winwood, Manager, Scientific Communications, DSM Nutritional Products; Regulatory Update; Presenter: Nigel Baldwin, Senior Director, Europe, Food & Nutrition, Intertek HERS.
One treatment commonly used for symptom management of ADHD includes long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs
) with evidence from clinical studies having produced mixed results for LC-PUFAs
Paul Montgomery and colleagues from Oxford University (UK) assessed sleep in 362 healthy 7- to 9-year-old UK schoolchildren in relation to the levels of omega-3 and omega-6 LC-PUFAs
found in fingerstick blood samples.
In the analyzed group of children, LC-PUFAs
EPA and DHA had a too low share of the daily diet.