Indications for an Association between Higher PUFA Intake with Improved Lean Mass and Reduced Adiposity in Children
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- This study addressed if any associations exist between self-reported dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids and obesity in 7-12 year old US American children from a racially diverse background.
- Associations were identified between higher total PUFA intake and lower body fat and intra-abdominal adipose tissue.
- Total dietary PUFA intake, as well as the ratio of PUFA to saturated fatty acid intake, as reported by the children, was positively correlated with lean mass.