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Dietary ω3 and ω6 Fatty Acids

Biological Effects and Nutritional Essentiality

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Table of contents (41 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dietary sources of w3 and w6 fatty acids

    1. The Food Chain for N-6 and N-3 Fatty Acids with Special Reference to Animal Products

      • M. A. Crawford, W. Doyle, P. Drury, K. Ghebremeskel, L. Harbige, J. Leyton et al.
      Pages 5-19
    2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids from Vegetable Oils

      • J. Edward Hunter
      Pages 43-55
    3. Preparation of Fish Oil for Dietary Applications

      • H. J. Wille, P. Gonus
      Pages 57-68
  3. Chemistry, Biosynthesis and Interactions of w3 and w6 fatty acids

    1. (N-3) and (N-6) Fatty Acid Metabolism

      • Howard Sprecher
      Pages 69-79
    2. In Vitro Studies on Docosahexaenoic Acid in Human Platelets

      • M. Lagarde, M. Croset, M. Hajarine
      Pages 91-95
  4. The role of w3 and w6 fatty acids in development

    1. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Infant Nutrition

      • Susan E. Carlson
      Pages 147-157
    2. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids of the n-3 Serie and Nervous System Development

      • Jean-Marie Bourre, Odile Dumont, Michèle Piciotti, Gérard Pascal, Georges Durand
      Pages 159-175
    3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Retina

      • Martha Neuringer, William E. Connor
      Pages 177-190
  5. Biological effects of w3 and w6 fatty acids on cell activation processes

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • fish
  • food
  • health effects
  • immunology
  • membrane
  • metabolism
  • protein
  • proteins
  • quality
  • receptor
  • synthesis

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Pharmacological Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

    Claudio Galli

  • ILSI Research Foundation, USA

    Artemis P. Simopoulos

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Dietary ω3 and ω6 Fatty Acids

  • Book Subtitle: Biological Effects and Nutritional Essentiality

  • Editors: Claudio Galli, Artemis P. Simopoulos

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2043-3

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4757-2045-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4757-2043-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 452

  • Number of Illustrations: 29 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Biochemistry

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eBook USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4757-2043-3
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Softcover Book USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)