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Our aim was to study the effects of increased dietary intake of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), or docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on serum lipids and LDL fatty acid compositions. To this end, a controlled parallel study was conducted in 74 healthy normolipidemic men and women aged 19-43 y. Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3(More)
We aimed to investigate the effects of increased intake of α-linolenic acid (ALA), EPA, or DHA incorporated into a food matrix on the fatty acid composition of erythrocytes and on biomarkers of oxidant/antioxidant status. To this end, a controlled dietary study was conducted in 74 healthy men and women. The participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the effects of dietary monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), n-6 and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on LDL composition and oxidizability. DESIGN, SETTING AND SUBJECTS Sixty-nine healthy young volunteers, students at a nearby college, were included. Six subjects withdrew because of intercurrent(More)
The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of the dietary fat composition on LDL peak particle diameter. Therefore, we measured LDL size by gradient gel electrophoresis in 56 (30 men, 26 women) healthy participants in a controlled dietary study. First, all participants received a baseline diet rich in saturated fat for 2 wk; they were then(More)
Serum selenium concentration was measured in middle-aged Dresden (East Germany) women in 1990 and 1996. In 1990, the serum concentration of selenium in middle-aged women was higher than in men living under the same environmental conditions (0.98 +/- 0.32 vs 0.82 +/- 0.19 micromol/l). In 1996, the serum concentration of selenium in middle-aged women was(More)
Various studies have already shown that the fatty acid composition of dietary fat has different effects on hemostasis and platelet function. However, knowledge on this topic is incomplete. In the present study, fifty-eight healthy students received either a 4-week rapeseed oil [high content of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and high n-3/n-6 PUFA ratio],(More)
In order to answer the question which health benefits are to be expected from dietary fat, we have to differentiate between different kinds of fat with varying fatty acid composition. Saturated fatty acids are commonly judged to have a negative health impact as they lead to increased serum cholesterol levels and a higher risk of coronary heart disease.(More)
High levels of fibrinogen, factor (F) VIIc, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), and plasma viscosity are associated with an increased coronary risk. As positive correlations of these parameters with triglycerides have been shown, the increased coronary risk associated with high levels of triglycerides may be assumed to be due to alterations within(More)
In therapy of the metabolic syndrome, the optimal dietary approach with regard to its macronutrient composition and metabolically favourable food components, such as the plant-derived n-3 fatty acid α-linolenic acid (ALA), is still a matter of debate. We investigated the effects of a hypoenergetic diet with low energy density (ED) enriched in rapeseed oil,(More)
We investigated the effect of dietary fatty acid composition on plasma apolipoprotein (apo) A-IV concentrations. Plasma apo A-IV concentrations were measured by ELISA in plasma of 48 healthy men and women in a controlled dietary study. First, all participants consumed a 2-wk baseline diet rich in saturated fatty acids (SFA). Then, they were randomly(More)