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Dietary ω3 and ω6 Fatty Acids

Biological Effects and Nutritional Essentiality

Editors: Galli, Corraldo (Ed.)

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On June 24-26, 1985, a major International Conference on the Hea1th Effects of P01yunsaturated Fatty Acids in Seafoods was held in Washington, D. C. The conference had two objectives: (1) to review the research data on the health effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids in seafoods in terms of the impact of omega-3 fatty acids on eicosanoid formation, thrombosis and inflammation, and the role of docosahexaenoic acid in membrane function and metabolism, and (2) to develop a research agenda to determine the spectrum of the health effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids of seafood origin in the American diet. The 1985 conference established the fact that omega-3 fatty acids of marine origin - eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - play important roles in prostaglandin metabolism, thrombosis and atherosc1erosis, immunology and inflammation, and membrane function. In response to the conference recommendations, the Congress of the United States provided special funding for the establishment of a "test materials 1aboratory" within the US Department of Commerce to produce under documented quality contr01 the types and quanti ties of omega-3 te~3t materials required by biomedica1 researchers. The forms of test materials to be produced include refined fish oil, polyunsaturated fatty acid enhanced triglycerides, concentrates of esters of fatty acids, purified omega-3 fatty acids, and omega-3 mono-, di- and tri~lyceride mixtures.

Table of contents (41 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dietary ω3 and ω6 Fatty Acids
Book Subtitle
Biological Effects and Nutritional Essentiality
Editors
  • Corraldo Galli
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-2043-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-2043-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-2045-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 452
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations
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