Krill oil and TAG, VLDL: a pilot study | Lipids Health Dis

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Takeaway

  • Krill oil supplementation appears to be beneficial as it decreases cardiovascular disease risk parameters through its effects on plasma a triacylglycerol (TAGs), lipoprotein particles, fatty acid profile, redox status and possibly inflammation. 


Study Design

  • A 28 days intervention study assessing effect-parameters of dietary supplementation with krill oil (832.5 mg EPA and DHA per day) in 17 healthy volunteers (18-36 years).
  • Plasma lipids, lipoprotein particle sizes, fatty acid composition in plasma and red blood cells (RBCs), plasma cytokines, antioxidant capacity, acylcarntines, carnitine, choline, betaine, and trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) were measured before and after supplementation.


Key Results

  • Plasma TAG and large very-low density lipoprotein & chylomicron particle concentrat...