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Perspectives on the use of marine and freshwater hydrobiont oils for development of drug delivery systems

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14525 1226 2011 10 PDF Available
Title
Perspectives on the use of marine and freshwater hydrobiont oils for development of drug delivery systems
Abstract

Marine foods represent a unique source of poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) of the omega-3 (n-3) family. Today it is generally accepted that fish oil is important in a healthy and balanced omnivorous human diet. This favorable health perception of fish oil is however troubled by the high level of PUFA oxidation and low absorption in the gastro-intestinal tract. In this work we present and described various types of delivery systems which are used to improve PUFA and fish oil availability and oxidative stability.

Keywords
Fish oil; Polyunsaturated fatty acid; Drug carriers
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Perspectives on the use of marine and freshwater hydrobiont oils for development of drug delivery systems
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biotechnology Advances - Volume 29, Issue 5, September–October 2011, Pages 548–557
Authors
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Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering