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Adding palm oil to the diet of sheep alters fatty acids profile on yogurt: Benefits to consumers

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Title
Adding palm oil to the diet of sheep alters fatty acids profile on yogurt: Benefits to consumers
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Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, October 2017
DOI 10.1590/0001-3765201720170468
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ANDERSON E. BIANCHI, ALEKSANDRO S. DA SILVA, ANGELISA H. BIAZUS, NEILA S.P.S. RICHARDS, LUIS G. PELLEGRINI, MATHEUS D. BALDISSERA, VICENTE P. MACEDO, ANDRÉ L.F. DA SILVEIRA

Abstract

The aim of this study was to modify the fatty acid profile of yogurt from sheep milk by the inclusion of different concentrations of palm oil into their diet. Thus, thirty-six sheep during lactation were separated in four groups with nine animals each, as described below: the group T0 (0%); the group T2 (inclusion of 2% of palm oil); the group T4 (inclusion of 4% of palm oil) and the group T6 (inclusion of 6% of palm oil). After 60 days of the supplementation, milk samples were collected and yogurt was produced, which was evaluated regarding the concentration of saturated fatty acids (SFA), monounsaturated fatty acids (MFA), and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PFA). A significant reduction (p<0.05) in most SFA and a significant increase (p<0.05) on MFA and PFA was observed in the yogurt of sheep supplemented with 4 and 6% of palm oil. Consequently, it is possible to conclude that palm oil supplementation exerts positive effects on yogurt, since it led to the reduction of undesirable fatty acids and increased fatty acids beneficial to human health.

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Unknown 34 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 18%
Student > Master 5 15%
Professor 3 9%
Researcher 3 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 12 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 6%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 15 44%