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α-Linolenic acid metabolism in men and women: nutritional and biological implications

  title={$\alpha$-Linolenic acid metabolism in men and women: nutritional and biological implications},
  author={Graham C. Burdge},
  journal={Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care},
  • G. Burdge
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
Purpose of reviewThis review critically evaluates current knowledge of α-linolenic acid metabolism in adult humans based on the findings of studies using stable isotope tracers and on increased dietary α-linolenic acid intake. The relative roles of α-linolenic acid and of longer-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in cell structure and function are discussed together with an overview of the major metabolic fates of α-linolenic acid. The extent of partitioning towards β-oxidation and carbon… 

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