Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Transgenic mice produce both omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids on carbohydrate diet

Date:
May 16, 2014

Source:
Massachusetts General Hospital

Summary:
A transgenic mouse has been developed that synthesizes both the omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids within its tissues on a diet of carbohydrates or saturated fats. Significant evidence suggest that the ratio of dietary omega-6 to omega-3 has important implications for human health, further increasing interest in the development of foods rich in omega-3s.


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