The role of microbes in rumen lipolysis and biohydrogenation and their manipulation.

Abstract

Despite the fact that the ruminant diet is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), ruminant products - meat, milk and dairy - contain mainly saturated fatty acids (SFA) because of bacterial lipolysis and subsequent biohydrogenation of ingested PUFA in the rumen. The link between SFA consumption by man and coronary heart disease is well established. In… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S175173111000042X

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