Lower estimates of delta-5 desaturase and elongase activity are related to adverse profiles for several metabolic risk factors in young Japanese women.

@article{Murakami2008LowerEO,
  title={Lower estimates of delta-5 desaturase and elongase activity are related to adverse profiles for several metabolic risk factors in young Japanese women.},
  author={Kentaro Murakami and Satoshi Sasaki and Yoshiko Takahashi and Kazuhiro Uenishi and Tomoko Watanabe and Toshiyuki Kohri and Mitsuyo Yamasaki and Reiko Watanabe and Keiko Baba and Katsumi Shibata and Toru Takahashi and Hitomi Hayabuchi and Kazuko Ohki and Junko Suzuki},
  journal={Nutrition research},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 12},
  pages={816-24}
}
Little is known about the relation between the activities of certain enzymes involved in endogenous fatty acid synthesis and metabolic risk factors, particularly in young adults and non-Western populations. In this cross-sectional study, we examined the associations between estimated desaturase and elongase activities and metabolic risk factors in young Japanese women. The subjects were 640 female Japanese dietetic students aged 18 to 22 years. Body height and weight, from which body mass index… CONTINUE READING