Effect of Alpha-Linolenic acid on retnal function in mammals

Sinclair, Andrew and Abedin, Lavina 2001, Effect of Alpha-Linolenic acid on retnal function in mammalsOmega-3 Fatty Acids: Chemistry, Nutrition, and Health Effects, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., Wash., pp.79-90.

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Title Effect of Alpha-Linolenic acid on retnal function in mammals
Author(s) Sinclair, Andrew
Abedin, Lavina
Title of book Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Chemistry, Nutrition, and Health Effects
Publication date 2001
Series ACS symposium series; 788
Chapter number 7
Total chapters 21
Start page 79
End page 90
Total pages 12
Publisher American Chemical Society
Place of Publication Washington, D.C., Wash.
Summary The retinal function of several different species is compromised by a dietary deficiency of α-linolenic acid. A review of the literature revealed that diets containing less than O. 1 gIl OOg diet as α-linolenic acid could not sustain retinal docosahexaenoic acid levels over a prolonged period and that such diets were associated with a reduced response of the retina to light. In these studies the median α-linoleinic acid intake of control animals was 1.25g/100g diet. A study on the comparative ability of dietary α-linolenic acid and dietary docosahexaenoic acid to provide for retinal docosahexaenoic acid in the guinea pig found that α-linolenic acid was only approximately 10% as effective as docosahexaenoic acid in this regard.
ISBN 0841236887
Language eng
Field of Research 060199 Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2001, American Chemical Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30000970

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