Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation in vegetarians effectively increases omega-3 index: A randomized trial

@article{Geppert2005DocosahexaenoicAS,
  title={Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation in vegetarians effectively increases omega-3 index: A randomized trial},
  author={Julia Geppert and Veronika Kraft and Hans Demmelmair and Berthold Koletzko},
  journal={Lipids},
  year={2005},
  volume={40},
  pages={807-814}
}
Low red blood cell (RBC) membrane content of FPA+DHA (hereafter called omega-3 index) has recently been described as an indicator for increased risk of death from coronary heart disease. The relationship between plasma and RBC FA, focusing on omega-3 index, and the response to DHA supplementation were investigated in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, intervention study. Healthy vegetarians (87 f, 17 m) consumed daily a microalgae oil from Ulkenia sp. (0.94 g DHA/d) or olive oil… CONTINUE READING
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