The composition of food consumed by Greenland Eskimos.

  title={The composition of food consumed by Greenland Eskimos.},
  author={Heejun Bang and J\orn Dyerberg and N Hj\oorne},
  journal={Acta medica Scandinavica},
  volume={200 1-2},
Food specimens have been collected, by means of the double-portion technique, from Greenland Eskimo hunters and their wives, in all seven persons, on seven consecutive days. Their food was found to contain more protein and less carbohydrates than average Danish food and an almost equal amount of fat. Compared with Danish food, the fatty acid pattern of the consumed lipids--essentially of mammalian marine origin--showed a higher content of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (especially C20:5… CONTINUE READING


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