Lowell D. Holmes

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The objective of this study was to determine the long-term effect on milk conjugated linoleic acid (cis-9, trans-11 CLA) of adding fish oil (FO) and sunflower oil (SFO) to the diets of partially grazing dairy cows. Fourteen Holstein cows were divided into 2 groups (7 cows/treatment) and fed either a control or oil-supplemented diet for 8 wk while partially(More)
Previous research found that docosahexaenoic acid (C22:6n-3) was a component of fish oil that promotes trans-C18:1 accumulation in ruminal cultures when incubated with linoleic acid. The objective of this study was to determine if eicosatrienoic acid (C20:3n-3) and docosatrienoic acid (C22:3n-3), n-3 fatty acids in fish oil, promote accumulation of(More)
Mapuifagalele is Polynesia's first home for the aged, and why it exists at all is something of a mystery. Although Samoan families emphatically insist that they can and do provide for their own aged (and in fact suffer loss of face if they do not), this institution is full to overflowing and there is a waiting list. The article discusses the origin and(More)
Franz Boas professed that the study of cultural dynamics represented a major priority of anthropology, and Alfred Kroeber (1956:153) has conjectured that Boas might well have originated the phrase. But the study of cultural dynamics was more than just a theoretical interest for Boasians; they also had an interest in the “problems of change, social(More)
An analysis of the major trends and findings of socio-cultural studies of the aged in various cultures, as carried out by anthropologists or by other social scientists using anthropological methodology. The paper discusses the present state of our knowledge concerning comparative gerontological phenomena and gives suggestions for further research.
In 1975 Western Polynesia's first home for the aged, called Mapuifagalele, was established in a village just outside Apia. The home was operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor and housed 83 elderly Samoans of both Catholic and Protestant faith. This paper outlines the traditional Samoan patterns of aging and the high priority placed on family care for(More)
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