An association between dietary arachidonic acid, measured in adipose tissue, and ulcerative colitis

Punyanganie S A de Silva, Anja Olsen, Jane Christensen, Erik Berg Schmidt, Kim Overvaad, Anne Tjonneland, Andrew R Hart

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Dietary arachidonic acid, an n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-6 PUFA), might be involved in the etiology of ulcerative colitis (UC). We performed a prospective cohort study to determine whether high levels of arachidonic acid in adipose tissue samples (which reflects dietary intake) are associated with UC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1912-7
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


  • Adipose Tissue
  • Aged
  • Arachidonic Acid
  • Biological Markers
  • Biopsy
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Denmark
  • Dietary Fats
  • Female
  • Food Habits
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors

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