Essays about: "docosahexaenoic acid"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 essays containing the words docosahexaenoic acid.

  1. 1. Macronutrients in human milk and infant formula : bioactivity and health effects

    University essay from SLU/Department of Molecular Sciences

    Author : Samantha Christensen Echavez; [2019]
    Keywords : macronutrients; human milk; infant formula; bioactive compounds; health effects;

    Abstract : Human milk has been considered the ultimate food for infants to optimize their growth and development, but it has lately also shown to impact longterm health. Infant formula is the complementary food to neonates who are not breastfed, and its nutrients should mimic human milk as close as possible. READ MORE

  2. 2. Algae and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

    University essay from SLU/Department of Molecular Sciences

    Author : Louise Lundquist; [2019]
    Keywords : Algae; polyunsaturated fatty acids; EPA; DHA; omega-3;

    Abstract : The human body cannot produce enough amounts of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA), on its own, to sustain the biological functions they have. Consuming essential fatty acids is fundamental for well-functioning bodily processes. The essential fatty acids are linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). READ MORE

  3. 3. Effects of diet quality and quantity on resource use, growth and fatty-acid composition of a benthic generalist consumer.

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

    Author : Adrian Grieve; [2017]
    Keywords : Food quality; allochthonous; autochthonous; consumer diet; somatic growth; fatty acids; stable isotopes.;

    Abstract : Variation in quality and quantity of food resources can affect consumer productivity responses throughout the food chain, particularly the efficiency at which basal resources are converted to consumer biomass. I performed a manipulative feeding experiment to investigate the somatic growth and fatty acid incorporation in the benthic generalist isopod Asellus aquaticus, in response to differing ratios of autochthonous (high quality algae) to allochthonous (low quality leaf litter) foods. READ MORE

  4. 4. Analysis of fatty acids in egg yolks of various production systems

    University essay from SLU/Department of Molecular Sciences

    Author : Jonatan Nyberg; [2017]
    Keywords : egg; fatty acid; omega-3; egg enrichment; docosahexaenoic acid; omega-6 omega-3 ratio; organic; free range; DHA;

    Abstract : OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare fatty acid composition of different eggs. Seven kinds of eggs from three companies were taken, including organic, free range, enriched and “farmer” eggs. RESULTS: In total 15 fatty acids were identified. READ MORE

  5. 5. The effect of sesamin supplementation in vegetable oil enriched feed on the expression of microRNA in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)

    University essay from SLU/Department of Molecular Sciences

    Author : Emma Thorén; [2017]
    Keywords : microRNA; sesamin; Salmo salar; lipid metabolism;

    Abstract : Fish is without doubt the most important source of valuable omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids (FA), especially the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) eicosa-pentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Aquaculture production of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is one of the largest fish industries in the world and a dominant source of fish in Western diet. READ MORE