Essential fatty acids and the complications of diabetes mellitus.

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In animals and humans with diabetes mellitus there is evidence that normal metabolism of essential fatty acids is impaired. The main dietary essential fatty acids, linoleic acid of the n-6 series and alpha-linolenic acid of the n-3 series, must both be 6-desaturated and converted to further metabolites if they are to exert all their desirable effects on the… (More)

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@article{Horrobin1989EssentialFA, title={Essential fatty acids and the complications of diabetes mellitus.}, author={David F. Horrobin}, journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift}, year={1989}, volume={101 8}, pages={289-93} }