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Am J Clin Nutr. 1980 Jan;33(1):81-5.

A mathematical relationship between the fatty acid composition of the diet and that of the adipose tissue in man.

Abstract

Based on literature data, the hypothesis is advanced that in human subjects a direct mathematical relationship exists between the average fatty acid composition of the habitual diet and that of the lipid stores of subcutaneous adipose tissue. Since the half-life of adipose tissue fatty acids in man is in the order of 600 days, the fatty acid pattern of depot fat provides a qualitative measure of the fat intake over a period of 2 to 3 years. It is concluded that in long-term experimental and epidemiological nutritional surveys the adipose tissue fatty acid pattern of the subjects is a useful index of the average composition of their habitual dietary fat.

PMID:
7355785
DOI:
10.1093/ajcn/33.1.81
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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