Journal article

Plasma phospholipid fatty acid composition as a biomarker of habitual dietary fat intake in an ethnically diverse cohort

Allison M Hodge, Julie A Simpson, Robert A Gibson, Andrew J Sinclair, Maria Makrides, Kerin O'Dea, Dallas R English, Graham G Giles

NUTRITION METABOLISM AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM: As an evaluation of fatty acid intake measurement, our aim was to examine associations between diet and plasma phospholipid (PL) fatty acids, and whether these were modified by age, sex, country of birth, fasting status, use of cholesterol-lowering medication, body size, chronic disease and other lifestyle factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: Cross-sectional analysis of plasma PL fatty acid composition and dietary fatty acid intake over 12 months from a 121-item food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) in 4439 men and women aged 40-69 years, born in Australia, Greece or Italy. Crude correlation coefficients ranged from 0.18 to 0.40; and corrected correlation coefficients from 0.38 to ..

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