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Title: The influence of dietary fatty acids and antioxidant micronutrients on plasma, red blood cell and platelet fatty acids in healthy men and women
Author: Neville, Marita
ISNI:       0000 0004 2739 4134
Awarding Body: London Metropolitan University
Current Institution: London Metropolitan University
Date of Award: 2012
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Cardiovascular disease rates (CVD) are high in the UK, particularly in men. National surveys report a dietary imbalance of fats and antioxidant micronutrients, which may adversely influence blood fatty acid profile and risk for CVD. We investigated relationships between saturated and unsaturated dietary fat, and antioxidant (retinol, alpha-tocopherol, beta-carotene, iron, zinc, selenium, magnesium and copper) intakes, and blood glucose, lipoproteins and cell membrane fatty acids in a homogenous group of educated, healthy Caucasian men and women. Volunteers (20 to 50 years, men 52, women 52) were recruited from staff and students of London Metropolitan University. Following correction for under-reporting 40 women and 31 men were included in the dietary analysis. Dietary intake, body composition, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose and lipids, and fatty acid composition of plasma and blood cell membranes (red blood cells, and platelets) were analysed. The men consumed more saturated fat (11.0 vs 9.8 %energy intake, p<0.05), and exhibited elevated glucose (5.41 vs 4.81 mmol/I, p
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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