essential fatty acid


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essential fatty acid

n
(Biochemistry) biochem any fatty acid required by the body in manufacturing prostaglandins, found in such foods as oily fish and nuts. Abbreviation: EFA
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Since the human body readily converts DHA into all other Omega-3's, algae oil is the most efficient way to supplement any diet with essential fatty acids. Seed sources, like flaxseed (high in alpha-linolenic acid [ALA]), are not an adequate substitute and unless an individual eats two servings of fish per week minimum (or supplements) they will be at sub-optimal levels."
Essential fatty acid metabolism and its modification in atopic eczema.
Suzie Sawyer, Nutritionist, said that Omega-3 acids are a group of essential fatty acids which can't be created by the body and DHA was the predominant omega-3 in many of our vital organs so it was fundamental for our health.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) is a term referring to the PUFAs animal body needs but cannot produce (or convert from other fats), so they must be obtained from diet.
Defra says that there is evidence the SDA produced by corn gromwell can be converted to the same sort of essential fatty acid found in oily fish.
Essential fatty acids "can help everything from heart health to diabetes to brain function--and a whole lot in between," the statement adds.
Her fat-free diet was extremely low in essential fatty acids (EFAs).
"The balance between these two essential fatty acids is often not right in the modern American diet," says David Mischoulon, MD, PhD, Director of Alternative Remedy Studies at the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Because the human body cannot produce linoleic acid, we must get this essential fatty acid from food.
It is an essential fatty acid which is vital to visual development.
Achieving optimal essential fatty acid status in vegetarians: current knowledge and practical implications.
The dogs were given essential fatty acid supplements, and blood was taken before, 3 weeks into treatment and 6 weeks into treatment.

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