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Comparison of the effects of fish and fish-oil capsules on the omega-3 fatty acid content of blood cells and plasma phospholipids – Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. December 1, 2007

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By William S Harris, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • December 7, 2007


Background: n-3 [omega-3] fatty acids (FAs) have been shown to be beneficial for cardiovascular health. Whether n-3 FAs from oily fish consumed weekly or from fish-oil capsules taken daily are equally bioavailable is not clear.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the rate and extent of enrichment of blood cell membranes [ie, red blood cells (RBCs)] and plasma phospholipids with n–3 FAs from these 2 sources.

Design: Healthy premenopausal female volunteers were randomly assigned to consume a daily average of 485 mg eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids either from 2 servings of oily fish (i.e., salmon and albacore tuna) per week or from 1-2 capsules/d.

Results: After 16 wk, EPA+DHA in RBCs in the fish group (n = 11) increased from 4.0 ± 0.6% of total FAs to 6.2 ± 1.4%, whereas it rose from 4.3 ± 1.0% to 6.2 ± 1.4% in the capsule group (P < 0.0001 for both; NS for group effect). Similar results were observed in plasma phospholipids. EPA+DHA stabilized in the latter after 4 wk but continued to rise through week 16 in RBCs. EPA in RBCs increased significantly (P = 0.01) more rapidly in the fish group than in the capsule group during the first 4 wk, but rates did not differ significantly between groups thereafter. Total FA variances were less in RBCs than in plasma phospholipids (P = 0.04).

Conclusion: These findings suggest that the consumption of equal amounts of EPA and DHA from oily fish on a weekly basis or from fish-oil capsules on a daily basis is equally effective at enriching blood lipids with n-3 FAs

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. December 1, 2007. Vol 86, #6, pp 1621-1625. Harris WS, Pottala JV, Sands SA, Jones PG. Lipid and Diabetes Research Center, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.




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