Rapid sampling and long-term storage of subcutaneous adipose-tissue biopsies for determination of fatty acid composition.


The fatty acid composition of fat tissue is a valid indicator of the fatty acid composition of the diet over the preceding 1 to 3 yr. Here we describe a rapid method for sampling of buttock fat without anesthesia. On average, 35 mg can be obtained using a common blood-sampling system. Sampling of 40 subjects takes about 3 h. The procedure caused no more… (More)


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