Fatty acid analysis of wild ruminant tissues: evolutionary implications for reducing diet-related chronic disease

@article{Cordain2002FattyAA,
  title={Fatty acid analysis of wild ruminant tissues: evolutionary implications for reducing diet-related chronic disease},
  author={Loren Cordain and BA Watkins and G Florant and Margarite Kelher and Laura J. Rogers and Yanping Li},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={56},
  pages={181-191}
}
Hypotheses: Consumption of wild ruminant fat represented the primary lipid source for pre-agricultural humans. Hence, the lipid composition of these animals' tissues may provide insight into dietary requirements that offer protection from chronic disease in modern humans.Method: We examined the lipid composition of muscle, brain, marrow and subcutaneous adipose tissue (AT) from 17 elk (Cervus elaphus), 15 mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), and 17 antelope (Antilicapra americana) and contrasted… CONTINUE READING

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