Menhaden-fish oil in a vitamin E-deficient diet: Protection against chloroquine-resistant malaria in mice

O. A. Levander, Arba L Ager, V. C. Morris, R. G. May

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Abstract

Feeding a vitamin E-deficient diet containing 5% menhaden oil to mice affords significant protection against both a chloroquine-sensitive and a chloroquine-resistant line of the malarial parasite. Nutritional manipulation may offer a new approach to the problem of drug-resistant malaria, a rapidly emerging global threat to public health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1237-1239
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume50
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • chloroquine
  • drug-resistance
  • fish oil
  • malaria
  • oxidative stress
  • vitamin E

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science

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