Linolenic Acid

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linolenic acid

[¦lin·ə¦lin·ik ′as·əd]
C17H29COOH One of the principal unsaturated fatty acids in plants and an essential fatty acid in animal nutrition; a colorless liquid that boils at 230°C (17 mmHg or 2266 pascals), soluble in many organic solvents; used in medicine and drying oils. Also known as 9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid.

Linolenic Acid


a monobasic carboxylic acid with three isolated double bonds, CH3(CH2CH=CH)3(CH2)7COOH; a colorless oily liquid. Boiling point, 184°C (at 532 newtons per sq m, or 4 mm of mercury); density, 0.905 g/cm3 at 20°C. Linolenic acid belongs to the category of irreplaceable fatty acids; it exists in triglyceride form in many vegetable oils—for example, linseed (up to 30 percent), perilla (up to 55 percent), hemp, and soy.

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What's more, corn oil is loaded with linoleic acid, which can impede an infant's ability to convert linolenic acid to DHA.
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) content of milk from cows offered diets rich in linoleic and linolenic acid.
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Emken and colleagues from the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, two men were fed milk shakes containing a small amount of chemically labeled linolenic acid and two were fed shakes without the acid.
There are 20 different types of essential fatty acids (EFAs) that the human body requires for optimum health; humans manufacture all but two: Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and Omega-6 linolenic acid, the sources of which come from nutrients in our foods.
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