Assessment of lactation stage and breed effect on sheep milk fatty acid profile and lipid quality indices

  title={Assessment of lactation stage and breed effect on sheep milk fatty acid profile and lipid quality indices},
  author={Vassilia J. Sinanoglou and Panagiota Koutsouli and Charalambos Fotakis and Georgia Sotiropoulou and Dionisis A. Cavouras and Iosif Bizelis},
  journal={Dairy Science \& Technology},
Information on fatty acid (FA) profile is critical for the production and promotion of sheep milk and derivative dairy products. The presence of the essential ω-3 and ω-6 FA in milk fat as well as other less common FA, like linoleic acid isomers, has gained an increasing interest due to the consumer demand for a healthy diet. This research assesses the FA profile and estimates the lipid quality indices (ratio between hypocholesterolaemic and hypercholesterolaemic fatty acids, peroxidisability… 
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