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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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Researchers indicated that the utilization of polyunsaturated fatty acids increases the utilization of proteins and cholesterol and might assist in losing weight [35, 36].
Effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Simopoulos, "Human requirement for N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids," Poultry Science, vol.
Safflower oil contains 74.6g per 100g of a type of polyunsaturated fat called omega-6 linoleic acid, and no other polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Mammal spermatozoa are particularly susceptible to lipid peroxidation-induced damage because they contain high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids and lack of antioxidant enzymes, such as superoxide dismutase, glutathion peroxidase and catalase (10).
(3.) EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition, and Allergies (NDA), "Scientific Opinion on Dietary Reference Values for Fats, Including Saturated Fatty Acids, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Monounsaturated Fatty Acids, Trans Fatty Acids and Cholesterol," EFSA Journal 8(3), 1461(2010).
Dietary n-6 and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and colorectal carcinogenesis: results from cultured colon cells, animal models and human studies.
A reduction in inflammatory markers, including C-reactive protein, IL-6, COX and lipoxygenase (LOX), has been correlated with a high intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs).
The odds ratios (95% CI) for the MetS in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quartiles for the polyunsaturated fatty acid class were 1.00, 0.72 (0.47-1.10), 0.67 (0.43-1.05), and 0.39 (0.24-0.64), respectively (P for trend = 0.0002).
Another beneficial oil found in seafood is arachidonic acid (AA), an omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid which is a precursor of prostaglandins (modulators of hormone activity) and other eicosanoids (physiologically active compounds).
Polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly linoleic acid, the predominant polyunsaturated fatty acid in the diet, were considered for many years to produce a serum cholesterol reduction.