Retinal function in rats and guinea-pigs reared on diets low in essential fatty acids and supplemented with linoleic or linolenic acids.

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Rats were reared into a third generation on diets deficient in essential fatty acids supplemented with linoleic acid (18:2 n-6) or linolenic acid (18:3 n-3) with the object of depleting the retina of n-6 or n-3 fatty acids. In the rats fed 18:2 n-6 the percentage by weight of 22:6 n-3 in retinal fatty acids fell from 22.5 to 8.5% in first-generation animals… (More)

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@article{Leat1986RetinalFI, title={Retinal function in rats and guinea-pigs reared on diets low in essential fatty acids and supplemented with linoleic or linolenic acids.}, author={W M Leat and Richard Victor Curtis and N J Millichamp and R. W. Cox}, journal={Annals of nutrition & metabolism}, year={1986}, volume={30 3}, pages={166-74} }