polyunsaturated fat

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polyunsaturated fat

[¦päl·ē‚ən′sach·ə‚rād·əd ′fat]
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A fat or oil based on fatty acids such as linoleic or linolenic acids which have two or more double bonds in each molecule; corn oil and safflower oil are examples.
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6g per 100g of a type of polyunsaturated fat called omega-6 linoleic acid, and no other polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids are used to produce a huge array of fatty acid--derived hormones that mediate pain, inflammation, and blood clotting.
Dietary intake and cell membrane levels of long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and the risk of primary cardiac arrest.
As in the main analyses, polyunsaturated fatty acid class among never smokers was significantly (P <0.
Comparison of effects of dietary saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids on plasma lipids and lipoproteins in man.
The study also found that people who had high long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content in blood also had fewer changes in the white matter in their brains.
As a baby's brain grows, its cerebral cortex hungrily takes in DHA and other polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Because they produce oxidizing free radicals, several polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) -- including linoleic -- can kill cells (SN: 5/21/88, p.
Dr Lattka states that "the fetal contribution of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids of the omega-6 series is more relevant than expected; fetal DHA concentrations depend on maternal and fetal metabolism", and concludes that "the amount of DHA transmitted to the fetus through the placenta might be crucial for fetal development".
The aim was to see if a combination of glucosamine sulfate (1500 mg/day) and the omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA (group A), showed equivalence (noninferiority) or superiority as opposed to glucosamine sulfate alone (group B).
Last year, they identified the mystery substance as slightly altered forms of linoleic acid -- an slightly altered forms of linoleic acid -- an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid (SN: 1/9/88, p.