Abstract Title:

Fatty acid profile in milk from goats, Capra aegagrus hircus, exposed to perchlorate and its relationship with perchlorate residues in human milk.

Abstract Source:

Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2007 Oct;79(4):472-7. Epub 2007 Aug 22. PMID: 17712503

Abstract Author(s):

Qiuqiong Cheng, Ernest E Smith, Andrea B Kirk, Fujun Liu, Lee Mallory Boylan, Michael E McCarty, Sybil Hart, Linxia Dong, George P Cobb, W Andrew Jackson, Todd A Anderson

Article Affiliation:

Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1163, USA.


Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in milk are vital for normal growth and development of infant mammals. Changes in fatty acid composition were observed in milk fat from goats dosed with perchlorate (0.1 and 1 mg/kg body weight/day) for 31 days, but the effect was not persistent. Adaptation may be induced in these goats to compensate for the perchlorate effect. In an analysis of fatty acid composition in human milk samples, a weak negative correlation was observed between perchlorate concentrations and total PUFA in 38 human milk samples.

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