Docosahexaenoic acid content in plasma phospholipids and desaturase indices in obese children.

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AIMS In obesity, fatty acid composition is altered with reduced docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) levels. Desaturating enzymes, stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD), delta-6 desaturase (D6D) and delta-5 desaturase (D5D) modulate fatty acid composition and are thus associated with the development of metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to identify the… (More)

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@article{Saito2011DocosahexaenoicAC, title={Docosahexaenoic acid content in plasma phospholipids and desaturase indices in obese children.}, author={Emiko Saito and Tomoo Okada and Yuriko Abe and Yuki Kuromori and Michio Miyashita and Fujihiko Iwata and Mitsuhiko Hara and Mamoru Ayusawa and Hideo Mugishima and Yohei Kitamura}, journal={Journal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis}, year={2011}, volume={18 4}, pages={345-50} }