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- Sergeant, Susan, et al. Show all 13 Authors
- The British journal of nutrition 2012 v.107 no.4 pp. 547-555
- African Americans; European Americans; alleles; arachidonic acid; blood serum; diabetes; fatty acid composition; gene frequency; homozygosity; linoleic acid; loci; metabolic syndrome; omega-6 fatty acids; single nucleotide polymorphism; stearoyl-CoA desaturase
- ... Over the past 50 years, increases in dietary n-6 PUFA, such as linoleic acid, have been hypothesised to cause or exacerbate chronic inflammatory diseases. The present study examines an individual's innate capacity to synthesise n-6 long-chain PUFA (LC-PUFA) with respect to the fatty acid desaturase (FADS) locus in Americans of African and European descent with diabetes or the metabolic syndrome. C ...
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