Depression and adipose essential polyunsaturated fatty acids.

  title={Depression and adipose essential polyunsaturated fatty acids.},
  author={George Mamalakis and Michalis Tornaritis and Anthony G. Kafatos},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids},
  volume={67 5},
The objective of the present study was to investigate the relation between adipose tissue polyunsaturated fatty acids, an index of long-term or habitual fatty acid dietary intake, and depression. The sample consisted of 247 healthy adults (146 males, 101 females) from the island of Crete. The number of subjects with complete data on all variables studied was 139. Subjects were examined at the Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic of the University of Crete. Depression was assessed through… 

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