The effects of n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids on plasma lipids and fatty acids of treated phenylketonuric children

C. Agostoni, E. Riva, G. Biasucci, D. Luotti, M. G. Bruzzese, F. Marangoni, M. Giovannini

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Abstract

Dietary-treated phenylketonuric patients (PKUs) display low levels of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in plasma lipids. In a 6-month clinical trial we observed a decrease of triglycerides and an increase of n-3 long-chain PUFA in plasma of PKUs supplemented with fish oil, while no major differences in respect to the baseline values were found in a group supplemented with blackcurrant oil. A more complete source of long-chain PUFA of both the n-6 and n-3 series should be investigated for dietary supplementation of PKU patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-404
Number of pages4
JournalProstaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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