Plasma incorporation, apparent retroconversion and β-oxidation of 13C-docosahexaenoic acid in the elderly

@inproceedings{Plourde2011PlasmaIA,
  title={Plasma incorporation, apparent retroconversion and β-oxidation of 13C-docosahexaenoic acid in the elderly},
  author={M{\'e}lanie Plourde and Rapha{\"e}l Chouinard-Watkins and Mil{\`e}ne Vandal and Ying Zhang and Peter Lawrence and J Thomas Brenna and Stephen C. Cunnane},
  booktitle={Nutrition & metabolism},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Higher fish or higher docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) intake normally correlates positively with higher plasma DHA level, but recent evidence suggests that the positive relationship between intake and plasma levels of DHA is less clear in the elderly. METHODS We compared the metabolism of 13C-DHA in six healthy elderly (mean - 77 y old) and six young adults (mean - 27 y old). All participants were given a single oral dose of 50 mg of uniformly labelled 13C-DHA. Tracer incorporation into… CONTINUE READING