linolenic acid


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linolenic acid

 [lin″o-len´ik]
an essential fatty acid that cannot be synthesized by animal tissues and must be obtained in the diet.

lin·o·len·ic ac·id

(lin'ō-len'ik as'id), Do not confuse this word with linoleic acid.
9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid (also referred to as α-l); an 18-carbon triply unsaturated fatty acid that is essential in the nutrition of mammals. γ-linolenic acid is 6,9,12-octadecatrienoic acid.

linolenic acid

/lin·o·len·ic ac·id/ (lin″o-len´ik) a polyunsaturated 18-carbon essential fatty acid occurring in some fish oils and many seed-derived oils.

linolenic acid

(lĭn′ə-lĕn′ĭk)
n.
An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H30O2, considered essential to the human diet. It is an important component of natural drying oils.

linolenic acid

[lin′ōlen′ik]
Etymology: Gk, linon, flax, oleum, oil
an unsaturated essential fatty acid occurring in triglycerides of canola, soy, linseed, and other vegetable oils.

linolenic acid

An essential 18-carbon fatty acid with 3 unsaturated bonds of either plant (alpha-linolenic acid) or animal (gamma-linolenic acid) origin.

lin·o·len·ic ac·id

(lin'ō-len'ik as'id) Do not confuse this word with linoleic acid.
An 18-carbon triply unsaturated fatty acid that is essential in the nutrition of mammals.

linolenic acid

An essential fatty acid. Like LINOLEIC and arachidonic acids it is polyunsaturated and found in vegetable oils and wheat germ.

linolenic acid

an essential fatty acid; α-linolenic acid is an 18 carbon fatty acid containing three double bonds at carbons 9, 12, and 15; found in plant leaves and some vegetable oils. γ-linolenic acid is an 18 carbon fatty acid containing double bonds at carbons 6, 9 and 12; produced in animals by the desaturation of linoleic acid.
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The unsaturated fatty acids include mono-unsaturated oleic acid, poly unsaturated linoleic and linolenic acids.
2009) reported a positive association of oleic acid with linoleic and linolenic acid in B.
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Walnuts are a rich source of PUFA and among these fatty acids, linolenic acid, which has been regarded as beneficial for health (Amaral et al.
One solution is to take linolenic acid in the form of EPO, usually in glycerine capsules.
ARS expects production of roughly 5,000 bushels of soybean seed with low saturated fat and linolenic acid to be processed into nearly 5,000 gallons (19,000 liters) of oil by 2002.
Analysis of blood samples taken periodically from the four men over three days showed that within a couple of hours, the two who had ingested the linolenic acid had begun to convert it to the same type of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil.
Increasing gamma linolenic acid in evening primrose grown under hot temperatures by breeding early cultivars.
The association with linolenic acid (LNA) was not statistically significant.
Unfortunately, the high content of alpha linolenic acid limits the shelf life of flaxseed products.
Horrobin, "The Effects of Gamma Linolenic Acid on Breast Pain and Diabetic Neuropathy: Possible Non-Eicosanoid Mechanisms," Prostaglandins Leukotr.
THE PRODUCTION of soybeans containing low linolenic acid levels in the oil fraction is desirable for the demands of modern markets.