Platelet phospholipid fatty acid composition and function in vegans compared with age- and sex-matched omnivore controls.

@article{Sanders1992PlateletPF,
  title={Platelet phospholipid fatty acid composition and function in vegans compared with age- and sex-matched omnivore controls.},
  author={Thomas A. B. Sanders and F Roshanai},
  journal={European journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1992},
  volume={46 11},
  pages={823-31}
}
Platelet function and phospholipid composition, plasma lipids and dietary intakes were assessed in 20 vegan subjects and 20 age- and sex-matched omnivore controls. The intakes of saturated fat were lower in the vegans and those of linoleic and linolenic acids were greater. Eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids were absent from the diets of the vegans. Plasma total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein concentrations were lower in the male vegan subjects and those of carotene were greater… CONTINUE READING

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