Preparation of Fish Oil for Dietary Applications

  • H. J. Wille
  • P. Gonus

Abstract

In recent years, evidence has been accumulated indicating that polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may be effective, to some extent, in prevention and therapy of cardiovascular diseases1,4. Growing interest has been accorded to PUFAs of the n − 3 series such as eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acid. These acids are suggested to participate in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins, thromboxanes and leukotrienes; substances with high physiological activity influencing for instance blood platelet aggregation and contraction and dilatation of vascular glands.

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Bleaching Earth Japan Patent Principal Fatty Acid High Physiological Activity Decanter Centrifuge 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Wille
    • 1
  • P. Gonus
    • 1
  1. 1.Nestlé Research CentreNestec Ltd.Lausanne 26Switzerland

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