Topic 2: Fatty Acid Content of the Plants Consumed by Japanese Macaques

  • Akiko Takenaka
  • Yoshito Koyama
  • Shin’ichi Ito
  • Makoto Murase
  • Yoshikazu Ueno
  • Osamu Takenaka
Part of the Primatology Monographs book series (PrimMono, volume 0)


The dietary crude fat content consumed by wild Japanese macaques (Macaca ­fuscata) has previously been measured from the point of view of energy balance (Iwamoto 1982; Nakagawa 1989; Soumah and Yokota 1991). However, the fatty acid contents of the foods consumed by primates including Japanese macaques have not yet been reported, even though they are nutritionally important for humans. This paper is a summary of our previous report, which was written in Japanese (Koyama et al. 2008).


Saturated Fatty Acid Fatty Acid Content Japanese Macaque Plasma Cholesterol Level Blood Cholesterol Level 
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We thank Dr. Naofumi Nakagawa of Kyoto University for giving us very helpful suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akiko Takenaka
    • 1
  • Yoshito Koyama
    • 2
  • Shin’ichi Ito
    • 3
  • Makoto Murase
    • 4
  • Yoshikazu Ueno
    • 5
  • Osamu Takenaka
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Human Healthy LifeNagoya Bunri UniversityInazawaJapan
  2. 2.Meiei-gakuinNagoyaJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Applied Biological SciencesGifu UniversityGifuJapan
  4. 4.Aichi Industrial Technology InstituteToyotaJapan
  5. 5.Primate Research InstituteKyoto UniversityInuyamaJapan

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