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Recent Scientific Publications:  Internationally Referred 

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  • Wang X, Gupta J, Kerslake M, Rayat G, Proctor SD and Chan CB. Trans-11 Vaccenic Acid Improves Insulin Secretion in Models of Type 2 Diabetes In Vivo and In Vitro.  Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. 2016 Apr;60(4):846-57. PMID:27061233
  • Diane A, Borthwick F, Mapiye C, Vahamani P, David RC, Vine DF, Dugan M, Proctor S.(2015). Beef fat enriched with PUFA biohydregenation products improves insulin sensitivity in insulin resistant JCR:LA-cp rats. Lipids. 2016 Jul;51(7):821-31.  PMID:  27072368
  • Jacome-Sosa MM, Vacca C, Mangat R, Diane A, Nelson RC, Reaney MJ, Shen J, Curtis JM, Vine DFField C, Igarashi M, Piomelli D, Banni S and Proctor SD. Vaccenic acid suppresses intestinal inflammation by increasing the endocannabinoid anandamide and non-cannabinoid signaling molecules in a rat model of the metabolic syndrome. Journal of Lipid Research. 2016 Apr;57(4):638-49.  PMID: 26891736 



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