n-3 and n-6 fatty acid intake and serum phospholipid fatty acid composition in middle-aged women living in rural and urban areas in Okayama Prefecture.

Dietary fatty acids and serum lipids were evaluated in 68 middle-aged women living in the northern, rural area of Okayama Prefecture, and were compared with the values obtained from 65 urban women from the southern part of this prefecture. A higher level in HDL cholesterol and a lower atherogenic index were observed in the rural women. The percent of energy… CONTINUE READING