Elevated concentrations of plasma omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids among Alaskan Eskimos.

@article{Parkinson1994ElevatedCO,
  title={Elevated concentrations of plasma omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids among Alaskan Eskimos.},
  author={Alan J. Parkinson and Antonto De La Cruz and William L. Heyward and Lisa R. Bulkow and David Hall and L Barstaed and William E. Connor},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1994},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={384-8}
}
Eskimos living in rural southwestern Alaska depend on fish and marine mammals as major sources of subsistence food. Fatty acid concentrations in 80 Yupik Eskimos living in either a coastal or river village of southwestern Alaska were compared with those of non-Native control subjects. Concentrations of total plasma omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5 omega-3), and docosahexaenoic acid (22:6 omega-3) were 4.3, 13, and 6.8 times higher, respectively, in Native participants than in… CONTINUE READING

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