Trans fatty acids

Contents in brief: Definition and chemical structure of trans fatty acids Properties of fats rich in trans fatty acids Sources of trans fatty acids Industrial trans fatty acids Partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils Ruminant trans fatty acids Isomers of dietary trans fatty acids Trans fatty acids: effects on human health Trans fatty acids: effects at […]

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

The synthesis of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids Within omega-3 (ω-3) polyunsaturated fatty acid family: alpha-linolenic acid; eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA; docosahexaenoic acid or DHA. are important fatty acids. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and α-linolenic acid Like linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acid), alpha-linolenic acid or ALA is a primary product of plant polyunsaturated fatty acid or PUFA synthesis and […]

Essential fatty acids

Contents in brief: What are essential fatty acids? Functions of EFA and their PUFA derivatives Foods rich in essential fatty acids and derived PUFAs Essential fatty acids in Western diets Omega-6/omega-3 ratio Recommended dietary intake References What are essential fatty acids? Essential fatty acids or EFA are fatty acids which cannot be synthesized de novo by […]

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