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Essential Fatty Acids: What Level in the Diet is Most Desirable?

  • Kenneth K. Carroll
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 83)

Abstract

It has been recognized for many years that certain dietary fatty acids, notably linoleic acid, are required to prevent a variety of deficiency symptoms in animals (Burr, 1942; Holman, 1970). A similar need for these fatty acids in human diets has been established more recently. Deficiency symptoms can be demonstrated in children (Söderhjelm et al, 1970) and have also been seen in adults after prolonged parenteral nutrition with fat-deficient preparations (Collins et al, 1971; Riella et al, 1975). It is estimated that these various deficiency symptoms can be prevented by an intake of essential fatty acids in the range of 1 to 2% of total calories (Holman, 1970).

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Linoleic Acid Human Milk Essential Fatty Acid Cocoa Butter Total Calorie 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth K. Carroll
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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