polyunsaturated fatty acid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Usage


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The source, a canola oil, will make it easier for food processors to provide consumers with optimal intakes of EPA- and DHA-rich omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
The source, a canola oil , will make it easier for food processors to provide consumers with optimal intakes of EPA- and DHA-rich omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
There is conflicting evidence on the benefits of foods rich in vitamin E (?-tocopherol), n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), and their pharmacological substitutes.
Guidelines, including those of the American Heart Association, recommend consuming fish-oil supplements, which contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, to ward off heart trouble.
According to CDC, omega-3 polyunsaturated fats provide an essential fatty acid that our bodies need but can't make.
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