RICHARD C. BOZIAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOSEPH L. PIEPMEYER, R.D.
BOZIAN R., PIEPMEYER J.; Fatty Acid Deficiency. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:540-541. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-540
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(4):540-541.
To the editor: We write to comment on Dr. William Connor's editorial on essential fatty acid deficiency in man (Ann Intern Med 83:895-896, 1975). In another paper (1) Dr. Connor and his associates report the appearance of essential fatty acid deficiency immediately upon initiating a fat-free regimen in healthy subjects, orally or parenterally, and consider the syndrome a common and significant clinical problem. In that study there was an early decrease in linoleic and arachidonic acids (ω 6 acids)(0) with increased eicosatrienoic, oleic, and palmitoleic acids (ω 9 acids)* in plasma cholesterol esters, phospholipids and triglycerides. Whereas the phospholipid arachidonate
to gain full access to the content and tools.
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2016 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only