Diets containing n-3 fatty acids-enriched pork: effect on blood lipids, oxidative status and atherosclerosis in rabbits.

Els Vossen, Katleen Raes, Luc Maertens, Valerie Vandenberge, Lindsey Haak, Koen Chiers, Richard Ducatelle, Stefaan De Smet

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    Animal products enriched with n-3 fatty acids (FA) are receiving increasing interest because of the health benefits attributed to these FA. However, responses to the intake of enriched products with different n-3 fatty acid sources have not been properly assessed. Rabbits were fed a pelleted diet simulating a meat-based adult human diet. The meat fatty acid profile was steered by feeding pigs a diet with linseed or fish oil. Significant changes in the fatty acid profile of different tissues and blood were found in the rabbits. During the experiment, the total cholesterol (TC)/high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio decreased and the TC/low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol (LDL-C) ratio increased in the fish oil pork group, while for the linseed oil pork group the TC/HDL-C ratio increased and no effect was measured for the TC/LDL-C ratio. The oxidative status was altered by the dietary treatments compared with the baseline and atherosclerosis developed during the experiment, but no differences between the two feeding groups were found.
    Oorspronkelijke taalNederlands
    TijdschriftJournal of Food Biochemistry
    Pagina's (van-tot)359-368
    PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - 2012

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