publication . Article . Other literature type . 2006

Healthy intakes of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids: estimations considering worldwide diversity.

Hibbeln, Joseph R; Nieminen, Levi RG; Blasbalg, Tanya L; Riggs, Jessica A; Lands, William EM;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2006 Journal: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, volume 83, pages 1483S-1493S (issn: 0002-9165, eissn: 1938-3207, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Background: The worldwide diversity of dietary intakes of n-6 and n-3 fatty acids influences tissue compositions of n-3 long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs: eicosapentaenoic, docosapentaenoic, and docosahexaenoic acids) and risks of cardiovascular and mental illnesses. Objective: We aimed to estimate healthy dietary allowances for n-3 LCFAs that would meet the nutrient requirements of 97-98% of the population. Design: Deficiency in n-3 LCFAs was defined as attributable risk from 13 morbidity and mortality outcomes, including all causes, coronary heart disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease, homicide, bipolar disorder, and major and postpartum depressions. Dietary ava...
free text keywords: Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine (miscellaneous), Animal science, Linoleic acid, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Biochemistry, Docosahexaenoic acid, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Dietary Reference Intake, Eicosapentaenoic acid, business.industry, business, Internal medicine, Nutrient, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Attributable risk, Diabetes mellitus, medicine.disease
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