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Dietary supplementation of very long-chain n-3 fatty acids decreases whole body lipid utilization in the rat.

@article{Rustan1993DietarySO,
  title={Dietary supplementation of very long-chain n-3 fatty acids decreases whole body lipid utilization in the rat.},
  author={A. C. Rustan and B. E. Hustvedt and C. Drevon},
  journal={Journal of lipid research},
  year={1993},
  volume={34 8},
  pages={
          1299-309
        }
}
Rats were fed lard or n-3 fatty acid-supplemented diets ad libitum to study whole body oxidation of lipid and carbohydrate. One group of male rats was fed 21% fat (by weight) containing 19.5% lard and sufficient amounts of essential fatty acids (1.5%). Another group of rats had 6.5% of the lard replaced by ethyl esters of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The rats were fed these diets for 6-8 weeks. Body weight gain was similar for the two groups and absorption of fat… Expand
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