Special Issue "Recent Research Advances in Milk Lipids"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Dairy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Giuseppe Conte

Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
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Interests: milk; fatty acids; mammary gland metabolism; CLA; nutraceutic; gene polymorphism; lipids

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many studies have demonstrated that dietary saturated and trans fatty acids increase risk for human health. This scientific evidence has given rise to the concept of functional foods, creating a demand for foods with improved nutrient profiles. A typical example is the attempt in the dairy science sector to modify the composition of milk fat.

Milk and dairy products are the principal source of the saturated lipids intake in the world population. The negative effects of high level of these fats consumption on human health have increased dietician criticisms. On the other hand, cohort studies provide no convincing evidence that milk is harmful. In fact, dairy fat contains several components that may play an important role in human health: conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), vaccenic acid, branched-chain fatty acids, butyric acid, sphingolipids, and omega-3 fatty acids.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect the most recent evidence in dairy feeding and breeding sector aimed to modify milk lipid composition, with emphasis to the functional properties.

Dr. Giuseppe Conte
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • milk
  • lipid composition
  • nutraceutical properties
  • CLA
  • mammary metabolism
  • dairy products

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Alterations in the Fatty Acid Composition in Infant Formulas and ω3-PUFA Enriched UHT Milk during Storage
Received: 9 April 2019 / Revised: 10 May 2019 / Accepted: 10 May 2019 / Published: 13 May 2019
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ω3-polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are known to have several beneficial effects, such as preventing the occurrence of cardiovascular events in adults and improving the development of the central nervous system during fetal life and childhood. Dairy products enriched in PUFA are now available [...] Read more.
ω3-polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are known to have several beneficial effects, such as preventing the occurrence of cardiovascular events in adults and improving the development of the central nervous system during fetal life and childhood. Dairy products enriched in PUFA are now available on the market and can help consumers to meet the ω3-PUFA daily intake recommendations. Although PUFA are prone to oxidation, little information exists regarding the alterations they undergo when products containing PUFA are stored. In this study, five infant formulae (IF) and five ω3-PUFA enriched Ultra High Temperature (UHT)-milk products were examined during storage at room temperature in terms of fatty acid (FA) composition and trans fatty acid (tFA) content until the end of shelf life by chromatography techniques. The IF included two follow-on formulae, two first-age formulae and a special medical purpose formula with different fat contents (from 2.6% to 27.7%). In the ω3-PUFA enriched UHT-milk products the milk fat was replaced by eicosapentanoic fatty acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) rich oils. The fatty acid content of all samples remained stable whereas some variations were observed for the tFA isomer content (p < 0.05) in the UHT-milk samples. Full article
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