linolenic acid

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lin·o·len·ic acid

An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H30O2, considered essential to the human diet. It is an important component of natural drying oils.

[Blend of linoleic acid and -ene.]

linolenic acid

(ˌlɪnəʊˈlɛnɪk; -ˈliː-)
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless unsaturated essential fatty acid found in drying oils, such as linseed oil, and used in making paints and synthetic resins; 9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid. Formula: C18H30O2. Also called: alpha-linolenic acid

lin′o•len′ic ac′id

(ˈlɪn lˈɛn ɪk, ˌlɪn-)
an essential fatty acid, C18H30O2, used in medicine and drying oils.
[< German Linolensäure (1887), alter. of Linolsäure linoleic acid, by insertion of -en -ene]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.linolenic acid - a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid that occurs in some plant oils; an essential fatty acid
soyabean oil, soybean oil - oil from soya beans
omega-6, omega-6 fatty acid - a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond six carbons from the beginning
flaxseed oil, linseed oil - a drying oil extracted from flax seed and used in making such things as oil paints
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A FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters) reference standard of linolenic acid (100 mg) isomers inmethylated form was also bought from Sigma.
Use of the oil for edible and non-edible purposes depends upon certain persistent and dietetic values of the oils, particularly on the composition of different fatty acids like oleic acid, linolenic acid, erucic acid etc.
It could be related to presence higher amounts of linolenic acid in soy bean oil than sunflower oil which caused increase of oxidative spoilage on it.
The relationships of total plasma PUFAs, n-3 FA, linolenic acid, n-6 FA, linoleic acid, and arachidonic acid with change in creatinine clearance from baseline to follow-up was examined using multivariate linear regression models adjusted for covariates, including education, cigarette smoking (pack-years), MMSE score, energy intake, alcohol intake, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension (Table 2).
Soybeans that contain low linolenic acid content result in more stable oil that does not require hydrogenation.
When scored using the Beck Depression Inventory, people with high serum levels of DHA were more "agreeable," while people with low linolenic acid (LNA) levels were linked to being more "impulsive.
They contain alpha linolenic acid which is a type of omega 3 fatty acid, similar to those found in fish such as salmon.
Omega-3 fatty-acid desaturase genes (FAD3) control seed linolenic acid levels in soybean.
Its 1 percent linolenic acid content--the lowest available--eliminates the need for hydrogenation, which conventional soybean oils need to maintain freshness and stability.
A good source of protein, fiber, and alpha linolenic acid omega-3 fatty acids, the pasta combines traditional taste and texture with superior nutritional benefits, according to the company.
Linolenic acid as regulator of metabolism of arachidonic acid:dietary implications of the ratio, n-6:n-3 fatty acids.
As well as DVT socks, pack some walnuts in your hand luggage - researchers have found they help prevent blood clots while flying because they are packed with alpha linolenic acid.