Dietary long-chain n-3 PUFA, gut microbiota and fat mass in early postnatal piglet development—exploring a potential interplay

A.D. Andersen, Lars Mølbak, T. Thymann, K.F. Michaelsen, L. Lauritzen

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    Abstract

    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
    Volume85
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)345-351
    ISSN0952-3278
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

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

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