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α-Linolenic acid, Δ6-desaturase gene polymorphism, and the risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction
Background:Δ6-Desaturase (FADS2) is the rate-limiting step in the polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) biosynthetic pathway. Objective: The aim was to test whether the common deletion [T/-] in the promoter of FADS2 affects ...
Does genetic variation in the Δ6-desaturase promoter modify the association between α-linolenic acid and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome?
Background: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are associated with protection against components of the metabolic syndrome, but the role of α-linolenic acid (ALA), the metabolic precursor of EPA and ...