JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/30899
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Author Okita, Misako| Watanabe, Akihara| Tsuji, Takao|
Abstract <p>The plasma fatty acid composition of cirrhotic patients and their dietary intake of fatty acids were determined. Significantly lower plasma arachidonic, docosahexaenoic, dihomo-gamma-linolenic and eicosapentaenoic acid levels were observed in cirrhotic patients than in healthy controls. A remarkably low dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids supplied from fish, vegetable oil and pulses was shown in cirrhotic patients. Positive correlations were observed between plasma arachidonic acid concentrations and clearance rate of indocyanine green (KICG) (r = 0.826, p less than 0.05) and between dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid levels and cholinesterase activities (r = 0.841, p less than 0.05). From these results, we conclude that a supply of polyunsaturated fatty acids is necessary for the nutritional treatment of patients with liver cirrhosis.</p>
Keywords lipid malnutrition liver cirrhosis polyunsaturated fatty acid
Amo Type Article
Published Date 1989-02
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume43
Issue issue1
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 39
End Page 45
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 2718770
Web of Science KeyUT A1989T938500005