Bonham, M. P., Duffy, E. M., Wallace, Julie, Robson, P. J., Myers, G. J., Davidson, P. W., Clarkson, T. W., Shamlaye, C. F. and Strain, JJ (2008) Habitual fish consumption does not prevent a decrease in LCPUFA status in pregnant women (the Seychelles Child Development Nutrition Study). PROSTAGLANDINS LEUKOTRIENES AND ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS, 78 (6). pp. 343-350. [Journal article]
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Information on the status of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) in pregnancy and breast milk in very high fish-eating populations is limited. The aim of this study was to examine dietary intake and changes in fatty acid status in a population of pregnant women in the Republic of Seychelles. Serum docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) decreased significantly between 28-week gestation and delivery (n = 196). DHA status did not correlate significantly with length of gestation and was not associated with self-reported fish intake, which was high at 527 g/week. In breast milk, the ratio of DHA to arachidonic acid (AA) was consistent with those observed in other high fish-eating populations. Overall the data suggest that high exposure to LCPUFAs from habitual fish consumption does not prevent the documented decrease in LCPUFA status in pregnancy that occurs as a result of foetal accretion in the third trimester of pregnancy. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)|
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
|Deposited By:||Dr Julie Wallace|
|Deposited On:||15 Dec 2009 14:54|
|Last Modified:||16 Jul 2012 15:27|
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