Phase angle and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in sickle cell disease.
Phase angle, an impedance parameter used for nutritional assessment, is reflective of the capacitance properties of cell membranes. We have shown a significant correlation between the proportions of specific n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the serum phospholipids of Nigerian children with sickle cell disease and their phase angles determined by bioelectrical impedance analysis.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA., , ,
Anemia, Sickle Cell
Fatty Acids, Omega-3
Pub Type(s)Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.