fatty acid

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  • noun

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any of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis

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Erucic acid, a rare plant fatty acid found in the Dioscorea dumetorum varieties, is also a component of rapeseed oil, known to have some health implications.
The importance of the omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid ratio in cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases.
Within the family of polyunsaturated fats, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are considered "good" fats.
Nevertheless, the Canadian Government has recognized the importance of DHA omega-3 and permits the following biological role claim for DHA: "DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, supports the normal development of the brain, eyes and nerves.
These analyses are currently ongoing and involve the use of specialized facilities for slaughter and intensive meat quality, palatability and fatty acid analyses at AAFC's Lacombe Research Centre.
The review excluded patients who had atrial fibrillation before starting treatment with omega-3 fatty acid.
The current analysis on the MetS uses baseline data (visit 2) consisting of anthropometric measurements, erythrocyte fatty acid profiles, plasma lipid profiles, physical activity, and other lifestyle variables that are collected in the period before an oral fat challenge and fenofibrate treatment.
Because beta oxidation of fatty acids occurs in the mitochondrial matrix, long-chain fatty acids must be actively transported into the mitochondria.
But in a statement the FSA said that although it believed that organic milk did contain more short-chain Omega-3 than conventional, "the evidence suggests that short-chain fatty acids appear to be of limited health benefit compared with the longer chain Omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish".
Still, the study shows that derailing fatty acid synthesis can kill bacteria, Projan says.
This research was conducted to compare hardiness among three pecan cultivars: 'Desirable,' 'Jackson,' and 'Owens' growing under Mississippi condition and to determine the relationship between fatty acid levels and cold hardiness of pecan shoots.
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.
The team aims to insert this gene into a commercial oilseed crop, such as linseed, to produce commercial quantities of epoxy fatty acid.
Food composition databases in general contain limited data on fatty acid profiles of foods, both in terms of foods represented and the range of fatty acids reported.