Special Issue "Emerging Value of Measuring Blood Fatty Acids in Disease Risk Prediction"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)
We are pleased to introduce this Special Issue of Nutrients focusing on the critical importance of measuring blood fatty (FA) acids when interrogating the role of fatty acids in health and disease. Fatty acids, not only serve as major substrates for energy production, but they are also critical for physiological functions, such as structure and function of cell membranes influencing their fluidity and permeability. Fatty acids are critical for normal growth, neurological and visual development as well as cognitive and immune function. The blood FA composition reflects diet and is strongly correlated with fatty acid intake. Fatty acid deficiency can result from unbalanced diet, malabsorption or maldigestion syndrome and diseases of the liver where chain elongation and desaturation of long chain PUFA are mainly located. Increasingly, studies have reported modified blood fatty acid distribution in various diseases. It is becoming clear that blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids exhibit a relationship to CVD while fixed daily doses may not. Beyond limited bioavailability and metabolism, monitoring of the blood FA becomes increasingly important as a potential risk factor for diseases and a dietary modifiable prevent strategy and maker.
The topics could include, but are not limited to:
- Palmitic and palmitoleic (SCD, D6D, D5D ratios) vs. risk for diabetes
- Omega-6 and risk for diabetes
- Omega-6 and risk for CVD/mortality
- Omega-3 and risk for CVD/mortality
- Dairy FAs and disease X
- Trans FAs and CVD
- Fatty acids and growth status
- Mom's omega-3 status/Milk DHA and birth outcomes
- Long chain saturates and CVD (saw something on that here at the AHA)
- Omega-3 and Learning/ADHD/mental status in grade school age kids
- Omega-3 and Dementia
- Om3 and Om6 blood levels and inflammatory markers; the only one that is not a 'disease' per se.
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- Fatty Acids
- Cardiovascular disease