Microencapsulated foods as a functional delivery vehicle for omega-3 fatty acids: a pilot study
Earnest, C. P., Hammar, M. K., Munsey, M., Mikus, C. R., David, R. M., Bralley, J. A. and Church, T. S., 2009. Microencapsulated foods as a functional delivery vehicle for omega-3 fatty acids: a pilot study. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 6 (1), 12.
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It is well established that the ingestion of the omega-3 (N3) fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) positively benefit a variety of health indices. Despite these benefits the actual intake of fish derived N3 is relatively small in the United States. The primary aim of our study was to examine a technology capable of delivering omega-3 fatty acids in common foods via microencapsulation (MicroN3) in young, healthy, active participants who are at low risk for cardiovascular disease. Accordingly, we randomized 20 participants (25.4 +/- 6.2 y; 73.4 +/- 5.1 kg) to receive the double blind delivery of a placebo-matched breakfast meal (~2093 kJ) containing MicroN3 (450-550 mg EPA/DHA) during a 2-week pilot trial. Overall, we observed no differences in overall dietary macronutrient intake other than the N3 delivery during our treatment regimen. Post-test ANOVA analysis showed a significant elevation in mean (SE) plasma DHA (91.18 +/- 9.3 vs. 125.58 +/- 11.3 umol/L; P
|Creators||Earnest, C. P., Hammar, M. K., Munsey, M., Mikus, C. R., David, R. M., Bralley, J. A. and Church, T. S.|
|Departments||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health|
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