Stearidonic acid as a 'pro-eicosapentaenoic acid'

William Harris

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Abstract

Purpose of review: ω-3 Fatty acids continue to be promoted as cardioprotective, generating an increased demand for these nutrients. Ocean-based supplies are limited, and so land-based sources are being sought. Stearidonic acid-fortified soybean oil may help to meet this demand. Recent findings: Stearidonic acid has been shown in animal and human studies to be more effective than its precursor, α-linolenic acid, in enriching membranes with eicosapentaenoic acid. Hence, stearidonic acid can serve as a 'pro-eicosapentaenoic acid'. Summary: Stearidonic acid-fortified soybean oil may be able to help close the gap between actual and recommended intakes of ω-3 fatty acids in an environmentally friendly manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Lipidology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Eicosapentaenoic Acid
Soybean Oil
Fatty Acids
alpha-Linolenic Acid
Oceans and Seas
Food
Membranes
stearidonic acid

Keywords

  • dietary fatty acids
  • eicosapentaenoic acid
  • erythrocyte
  • stearidonic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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Stearidonic acid as a 'pro-eicosapentaenoic acid'. / Harris, William.

In: Current Opinion in Lipidology, Vol. 23, No. 1, 02.2012, p. 30-34.

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Harris, William. / Stearidonic acid as a 'pro-eicosapentaenoic acid'. In: Current Opinion in Lipidology. 2012 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 30-34.
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