publication . Other literature type . Article . 1980

The composition of the Eskimo food in north western Greenland

H O Bang; J Dyerberg; H M Sinclair;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 1980
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
In the winter of 1976 an examination of the composition of Eskimo food was carried out in north western Greenland. Duplicate specimens of diets collected from 50 adults, equal numbers of males and females, were analyzed for water, ash, protein, fat, individual fatty acids, cholesterol, and carbohydrate. The results are compared with those of typical Danish diets. Seal and fish are predominant Eskimo food. Marked differences between Eskimo and Danish food were found. The Eskimo diets were richer in polyunsaturated fatty acids, the ratio to saturated fatty acids was 0.84 as compared with 0.24 in Danes. The polyunsaturated fatty acids were predominantly of the hino...
Medical Subject Headings: animal structures
free text keywords: Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine (miscellaneous)
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