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Sex-specific differences in essential fatty acid metabolism.

Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 2011 Dec;94(6):1914S-1919S.
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Sex hormones may influence the enzymatic synthesis of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs), which may lead to sex-specific differences in LC-PUFA status. Isotope studies with U-...the direction or the extent of the effects. Data summarized in the current review highlight the importance of planning a subgroup analysis by sex in perinatal LC-PUFA supplementation trials.

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