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Marine Omega-3 Phospholipids: Metabolism and Biological Activities
AbstractThe biological activities of omega-3 fatty acids (n-3 FAs) have been under extensive study for several decades. However, not much attention has been paid to differences of dietary forms, such as triglycerides (TGs) versus ethyl esters or phospholipids (PLs). New innovative marine raw materials, like krill and fish by-products, present n-3 FAs mainly in the PL form. With their increasing availability, new evidence has emerged on n-3 PL biological activities and differences to n-3 TGs. In this review, we describe the recently discovered nutritional properties of n-3 PLs on different parameters of metabolic syndrome and highlight their different metabolic bioavailability in comparison to other dietary forms of n-3 FAs.
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Burri, L.; Hoem, N.; Banni, S.; Berge, K. Marine Omega-3 Phospholipids: Metabolism and Biological Activities. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 15401-15419.View more citation formats
Burri L, Hoem N, Banni S, Berge K. Marine Omega-3 Phospholipids: Metabolism and Biological Activities. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2012; 13(11):15401-15419.Chicago/Turabian Style
Burri, Lena; Hoem, Nils; Banni, Sebastiano; Berge, Kjetil. 2012. "Marine Omega-3 Phospholipids: Metabolism and Biological Activities." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13, no. 11: 15401-15419.