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Does consumption of two portions of salmon per week enhance the antioxidant defense system in pregnant women?

García-Rodríguez, Cruz E., Mesa, Maria D. and Olza, Josune et al. (2012) Does consumption of two portions of salmon per week enhance the antioxidant defense system in pregnant women? Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, 16, (12), pp. 1401-1406. (PMID:22229304).

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Salmon is a rich source of marine n-3 fatty acids, which may increase oxidative stress and, in turn, could affect the antioxidant defense system in blood plasma and erythrocytes of pregnant women. The Salmon in Pregnancy Study provided two meals of salmon per week to pregnant women from week 20 of gestation; the control group maintained their habitual diet low in oily fish. Higher selenium and retinol plasma concentrations were observed after dietary salmon supplementation. Besides, a concomitant increase in selenium and glutathione concentration as well as glutathione peroxidase and reductase activities were detected as pregnancy progressed. However, tocopherols, retinol, ?-carotene, and coenzyme Q10 decreased in late pregnancy. Collectively, our findings lead to the hypothesis that increased farmed salmon intake may increase antioxidant defenses during pregnancy.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 21 February 2010
Published date: 19 April 2012
Organisations: Human Development & Health


Local EPrints ID: 337392
ISSN: 1523-0864
PURE UUID: c7815ac0-dd62-45f3-9fd8-6e4909187ade
ORCID for Elizabeth A. Miles: ORCID iD
ORCID for Keith M. Godfrey: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 25 Apr 2012 13:15
Last modified: 27 Aug 2017 01:43

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Author: Cruz E. García-Rodríguez
Author: Maria D. Mesa
Author: Josune Olza
Author: Maria Vlachava
Author: Lefkothea-Stella Kremmyda
Author: Norma D. Diaper
Author: Paul S. Noakes
Author: Elizabeth A. Miles ORCID iD
Author: Maria Carmen Ramirez-Tortosa
Author: Bjorn Liaset
Author: Livar Froyland
Author: Adrien Rossary
Author: Marie-Chantal Farges
Author: Marie-Paule Vasson
Author: Concepcion M. Aguilera
Author: Johanna Helmersson-Karlqvist
Author: Samar Basu
Author: Angel Gil

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