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