polyunsaturated fatty acid


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Related to polyunsaturated fatty acid: monounsaturated fatty acid, PUFA
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Noun1.polyunsaturated fatty acid - an unsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has more than one double or triple valence bond per molecule; found chiefly in fish and corn and soybean oil and safflower oil
unsaturated fatty acid - a fatty acid whose carbon chain can absorb additional hydrogen atoms
omega-3, omega-3 fatty acid - a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning
omega-6, omega-6 fatty acid - a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond six carbons from the beginning
linoleic acid, linolic acid - a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid abundant in plant fats and oils; a fatty acid essential for nutrition; used to make soap
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On the other hand, the phospholipid fraction has a higher proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which is strictly controlled as a component of cellular membranes (De Smet et al.
The researchers examined the fatty acid profile of hempseed oil and found that polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) made up about 75 percent of the oil.
We have had 50 years of advice to substitute vegetable oils rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for animal fats, rich in saturated fatty acids (SFAs).
As a result of the oxidative stress, the polyunsaturated fatty acid membrane undergoes peroxidation, and the spermatozoa lose function (11).
If total n3 and n6 fat was simultaneously included in the model with saturated, monounsaturated, and trans fatty acid variables, the total polyunsaturated fatty acid variable was excluded.
For monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, another classification, known as the omega classification, is used frequently.
com/research/p5v4wz/omega3) has announced the addition of the "Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) - An Indian Market Overview" report to their offering.
The study found that those who had high long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content in blood had about 40 percent lower risk of having small brain infarcts compared to those with low content of these fatty acids in blood.
1 The creamy pulp in avocados is a very good source of monounsaturated fatty acids, such as oleic and palmitoleic acids as well as omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid linoleic acid.
1 percent energy per day increment of intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid derived from fish was associated with a 5 percent reduction in risk.
The modification of mammalian membrane polyunsaturated fatty acid composition in relation to membrane fluidity and function.
This highly purified n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA) ethyl esters 90, marketed by Solvay under the trade name Omacor(R), is already indicated-as an adjuvant to standard therapies (statins, antiplatelet drugs, beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors)- in Europe and some Middle East countries for secondary prevention of myocardial infarction (MI) in post-myocardial infarction patients and for the treatment of hypertriglyceridaemia in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia.