Bell JG, Gilhooly T, Mackinlay E, Younger I, McLellan R & Dick JR (2013) Development of a rapid method of analysing whole blood omega-3 levels using a fingertip blood sample and measuring breast milk omega-3 levels using automated methods. Lipid Technology, 25 (11), pp. 255-257. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lite.201300301/abstract; https://doi.org/10.1002/lite.201300301
It is widely accepted that intake of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) can have positive benefits for human health, particularly for CVD, although recent evidence suggests similar benefits may exist over a wider range of inflammatory and lifestyle disorders. This study describes the development of a rapid whole blood finger tip analysis to measure n-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA) in human subjects.
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