Relationship between plasma fatty acid composition and diet over previous years in the Italian centers of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)

Elisabetta Fusconi, Valeria Pala, Elio Riboli, Paolo Vineis, Carlotta Sacerdote, Mariarosaria Del Pezzo, Maria Santucci De Magistris, Domenico Palli, Giovanna Masala, Sabina Sieri, Carmela Eugenia Foggetti, Maria Concetta Giurdanella, Rosario Tumino, Vittorio Krogh

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Abstract

Fatty acid levels in plasma phospholipids were related to food intake over the previous year as estimated by semiquantitative food frequency questionnaires compiled by 280 men and 246 women from the EPIC centers of Varese, Turin, Florence and Ragusa (Italy). Fatty acid content was determined by gas chromatography and analyzed in relation to age, sex and center. The most important finding was that plasma monounsaturated fatty acid levels, mainly oleic acid, were associated with olive oil consumption (r = 0.28 men, r = 0.19 women, both P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624-635
Number of pages12
JournalTumori
Volume89
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003

Keywords

  • Biomarker
  • Cohort studies
  • Food
  • Italy
  • Plasma fatty acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research

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