The Food Chain for N-6 and N-3 Fatty Acids with Special Reference to Animal Products

  • M. A. Crawford
  • W. Doyle
  • P. Drury
  • K. Ghebremeskel
  • L. Harbige
  • J. Leyton
  • G. Williams


The present debate on nutrition and health, is concerned with the reasons for a high incidence of heart disease in certain countries and not in others. This approach assumes that those countries with a low incidence have developed a food structure which is “better” than those with a high incidence and it is common practice to make recommendations based on the food intakes of the low incidence countries.


Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Saturated Fatty Acid Essential Fatty Acid Wild Food Marine Food Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Crawford
    • 1
  • W. Doyle
    • 1
  • P. Drury
    • 1
  • K. Ghebremeskel
    • 1
  • L. Harbige
    • 1
  • J. Leyton
    • 1
  • G. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuffield Laboratory of Comparative MedicineThe Institute of Zoology, The Zoological Society of London BR Regent’s ParkLondonUK

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