A.S. Series 73-25
Research suggesting a relationship between diet and blood cholesterol levels has caused people to become more concerned about the type of fat in their diets. If the claims by the American Heart Association turn out to be right, the livestock and meat industries need to be ready to meet the change in consumer demand. Past experiments at this station have shown that fat type could be readily altered by diet. Other research with swine has shown copper additions increase the level of unsaturated fats.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Nelson, R. A. and Carlson, C. W., "Dietary Energy Level and Copper Source and Their Effects on Fat Composition of Turkeys" (1973). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1973. 14.