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Assessment of individual fatty acid intake.
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PMID:  10946786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dietary assessment of individual fatty acid intake is difficult due to a number of limitations. Information regarding the type, quantity and brand-name of fat used in cooking and at the table is required. In addition, margarine manufacturers may change the component oils used for reasons of cost, which changes the fatty acid composition of their products from season-to-season. Independent markers of fatty acid intake are required, therefore, to compensate for these limitations. Adipose tissue concentrations have been used as a measure of habitual intake of fatty acid groups and individual fatty acids in numerous studies. Saturated (SFA) and monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) are generally poorly correlated with adipose tissue concentrations, which can be explained partly by endogenous synthesis. In general, adipose tissue concentrations of exogenously-produced fatty acids (n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)) are well correlated with estimates of habitual intake. Correlations between dietary trans unsaturated fatty acids (TUFA) and adipose tissue concentrations vary between countries, which may be due to differences in dietary sources. Correlations may be affected by differences in bioavailability or selective retention of fatty acids in certain tissue lipids.
M M Cantwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0029-6651     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc Nutr Soc     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-15     Completed Date:  2001-03-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505881     Medline TA:  Proc Nutr Soc     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biological Sciences, Dublin Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / chemistry*
Biological Availability
Biological Markers / analysis
Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control*
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage*,  analysis
Fatty Acids / administration & dosage,  chemistry,  metabolism*
Nutrition Assessment
Statistics as Topic
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Dietary Fats; 0/Fatty Acids

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