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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: EVALUATE THE NUTRITIONAL ADEQUACY AND EFFECTS OF DIETARY FATS AND LIPIDS Project Number: 5450-51000-048-04
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 01, 2011
End Date: Jul 31, 2013

Objective:
To determine how salmon consumption alters lipid oxidation parameters in human plasma. In this work, we will quantify the content of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in the plasma from participants in the GFHNRC human study that have consumed differing amounts of salmon as a source of omega-3 fatty acids. These data will provide information on the role of fish consumption upon markers of inflammation and oxidative stress. Attainment of this data may be useful in future deliberations of the dietary guidelines committee on the evidence base for long chain omega-3 fatty acid recommended intake levels.

Approach:
The GFHNRC will perform the necessary salmon feeding trial and collection of plasma samples. Samples of plasma will be delivered to the cooperator for analysis of fatty acid oxidation products. The cooperator will also offer expertise in interpretation and writing of the results. Data will be presented and published with GFHNRC scientists and the cooperator as authors. The cooperator will also offer expertise in interpretation of the results of the phospholipid fatty acids.

Last Modified: 9/1/2014
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