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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Beta coefficients diminished 15-30% after adjustment for mercury or long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations.
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.
Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFAs) ingredients market analyzed in this study include EPA and DHA omega-3s from marine oils such as fish oils, krill oils and squid oils; and algal oils.
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.
The researchers have concluded that there is no clear clinical evidence that the most common polyunsaturated fatty acid, omega-6 linoleic acid, can reduce people's risk of developing heart conditions.
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).
While polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential nutrients for everything from brain function to cell function, they are the most vulnerable components in human cells because of their high sensitivity to oxidative modifications caused by highly reactive oxygen molecules in the body.
A reduction in inflammatory markers, including C-reactive protein, IL-6, COX and lipoxygenase (LOX), has been correlated with a high intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs).
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.
Peplin Biotech Ltd [ASX: PEP], Brisbane, Australia, has acquired a promising portfolio of potential therapeutic products comprising new synthetic, engineered polyunsaturated fatty acid (EPUFA) compounds.
This polyunsaturated fatty acid degrades easily and causes "off" or rancid flavors in soybean oil, especially after extended heating.