Supplemental dietary oils rich in oleic acid or linoleic acid attenuate egg yolk and tissue n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid contents in laying hens co-fed oils enriched in either stearidonic acid or α-linolenic acid

Robert G. Elkin, Ahmed S.A. El-Zenary, Rebecca Bomberger, Kevin J. Harvatine

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

We previously reported that when laying hens were fed diets supplemented with oils enriched in α-linolenic acid (ALA) and oleic acid (OA), the deposition of n-3 PUFA in egg yolk was attenuated as compared to feeding hens a diet supplemented with the ALA-rich oil alone. The present work extends those findings to another n-3 PUFA-rich oil (stearidonic acid [SDA]-enriched soybean oil) and two other high-OA oils, suggesting that the effect is not plant oil-specific. Feeding hens a supplemental linoleic acid (LA)-rich oil plus an oil rich in either SDA or ALA also attenuated egg yolk ALA and SDA contents (Experiment 1), or egg yolk and liver ALA contents (Experiment 2), respectively, as compared to feeding the SDA- or ALA-rich oils alone. Future work should focus on the lack of neutrality of OA and LA in relation to n-3 PUFA nutrition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102322
JournalProstaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids
Volume172
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Supplemental dietary oils rich in oleic acid or linoleic acid attenuate egg yolk and tissue n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid contents in laying hens co-fed oils enriched in either stearidonic acid or α-linolenic acid'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this