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Nutrients. 2009 Jan;1(1):71-82. doi: 10.3390/nu1010071. Epub 2009 Aug 14.

Animal nutrition and lipids in animal products and their contribution to human intake and health.

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Animal Sciences Research Group, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6AR, UK. d.i.givens@reading.ac.uk

Abstract

Few EU countries meet targets for saturated fatty acid (SFA) intake. Dairy products usually represent the single largest source of SFA, yet evidence indicates that milk has cardioprotective properties. Options for replacing some of the SFA in milk fat with cis-monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) through alteration of the cow's diet are examined. Also, few people achieve minimum recommended intakes (~450-500 mg/d) of the long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Enrichment of EPA+DHA in poultry meat via bird nutrition is described and how this would impact on habitual intake is discussed.

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animal nutrition ; lipids

PMID:
22253968
PMCID:
PMC3257589
DOI:
10.3390/nu1010071
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