n-3 fatty acid deficiency in man.

@article{Bjerve1989n3FA,
  title={n-3 fatty acid deficiency in man.},
  author={Kristian Sigvart Bjerve},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine. Supplement},
  year={1989},
  volume={731},
  pages={171-5}
}
A total of nine patients with n-3 fatty acid deficiency are described. They had been fed by gastric tube for 2.5-12 years, and had received 0.02-0.09% of calories as n-3 acids. The observed clinical symptoms of n-3 fatty acid deficiency were scaly and haemorrhagic dermatitis, haemorrhagic folliculitis of the scalp, growth retardation and impaired wound healing. All patients had extensive brain damage making it impossible to evaluate n-3 effects on cerebral functions. The patients were… CONTINUE READING
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