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Dietary n-3PUFA and gut bacteria, particularly Bacteroidetes, have been suggested to be related to adiposity. We investigated if n-3PUFA affected fat storage and cecal bacteria in piglets. Twenty-four 4-day-old piglets were allocated to formula rich in n-3PUFA (∼3E%) from fish oil (FO) or n-6PUFA from sunflower oil (SO) for 14 days. We assessed body weight, fat accumulation by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and microbial molecular fingerprints. Dietary PUFA-composition was reflected in higher erythrocyte n-3PUFA in the FO- than the SO-group (P
Original languageEnglish
JournalProstaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids
Publication date2011
Volume85
Issue6
Pages345-351
ISSN0952-3278
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StatePublished
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 4

Keywords

  • Adiposity, Gut bacterialcomposition, Pigs, Fish oil, Infants
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