Fats and fatty acids in human nutrition

Report of an expert consultation


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Number of pages: 166
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English, French, Spanish
ISBN: ISBN 978-92-5-106733-8



Knowledge of the role of fatty acids in determining health and nutritional well-being has expanded dramatically in the past 15 years. In November 2008, an international consultation of experts was convened to consider recent scientific developments, particularly with respect to the role of fatty acids in neonatal and infant growth and development, health maintenance, the prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers and age-related functional decline. This report will be a useful reference for nutrition scientists, medical researchers, designers of public health interventions and food producers.

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