British Journal of Nutrition

Papers of direct relevance to Clinical and Human Nutrition

The effect of dietary supplements of ω3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on the fatty acid composition of platelets and plasma choline phosphoglycerides

T. A. B. Sandersa1 and Katherine M. Youngera1

a1 Department of Nutrition, Queen Elizabeth College, Campden Hill Road, London w8 7AH

Abstract

1. The effects of dietary supplements of ω 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on the fatty acid composition of platelets and plasma choline phosphoglycerides were studied in vegans and in omnivores.

2. A supplement of 18:3ω3 led to an increase in 20:5 ω3 but was less effective than one of 20:5ω3+22:6ω3.

(Received October 07 1980)

(Accepted November 25 1980)