Jessica Agnew Hoeppner ’10
Changes in human serum lipid profile with regular consumption of omega-3 fatty acid enriched eggs vs. consumption of regular standard hen eggs.
In this double-blind crossover study, fourteen adults aged 19-22 years (6 male, 8 female) were asked to consume two standard or two omega-3 fatty acid enriched eggs a day for three weeks. A one week washout period followed, and then three weeks of the opposite egg. Participants were asked to keep two 3-day diet records during egg consumption and on 1-day diet record during the wash-out period to analyze average fatty acid composition of the diet. Cholesterol and blood pressure were measured four times in this study using a Cholestech LDX System and an automatic blood pressure cuff. Lipid profile differences between groups were not significant, although subjects consuming omega-3 enriched eggs has lower risk in triglycerides.
|Jessica presenting at Scholarship and Creativity Day April 28, 2010|
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Changes in human serum lipid profile with regular consumption of omega-3 fatty acid enriched eggs vs. consumption of regular standard hen eggs
Research Advisor: Jayne Byrne, MS, RDN, LD