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Lipids

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 152–154 | Cite as

Fatty acid composition of baboon milk lipids

  • David H. Buss
Article

Abstract

The predominant fatty acids of mature baboon milk were shown by gas-liquid chromatography to be (by weight) palmitic (16%), oleic (23%), and linoleic (38%) acids. The high proportion of linoleic acid was attributed to the corn oil in the diet. Less myristic acid (1.3%), but more caprylic (5%) and capric (8%) acids, were present in baboon milk than in human milk. The proportions of these short-chain fatty acids were highest during early lactation.

Keywords

Fatty Acid Composition Human Milk Myristic Acid Capric Acid Predominant Fatty Acid 
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© American Oil Chemists’ Society 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • David H. Buss
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  1. 1.Division of Biological Growth and DevelopmentSouthwest Foundation for Research and EducationSan Antonio

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