linoleic acid

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linoleic acid

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

lin·o·le·ic ac·id

(lin'ō-lē'ik as'id), Do not confuse this word with linolenic acid.
9,12-Octadecadienoic acid; a doubly unsaturated 18-carbon fatty acid, occurring widely in plant glycerides, that is essential in nutrition in mammals.
Synonym(s): linolic acid
[L. linum, flax, + oleum, oil]

linoleic acid

(lĭn′ə-lē′ĭk)
n.
An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H32O2, that is considered essential to the human diet. It is an important component of drying oils, such as linseed oil.

linoleic acid

An essential 18-carbon fatty acid with two unsaturated bonds which derived from plant oils.

lin·o·le·ic ac·id

(lin'ō-lē'ik as'id) Do not confuse this word with linolenic acid.
Doubly unsaturated 18-carbon fatty acid, occurring widely in plant glycerides; essential in nutrition in mammals.
[L. linum, flax, + oleum, oil]

linoleic acid

The principle fatty acid in plant seed oils. An essential polyunsaturated fatty acid, interconvertible with LINOLENIC ACID and arachidonic acid and needed for cell membranes and the synthesis of PROSTAGLANDINS. It is plentiful in vegetable fats. Essential fatty acid dietary deficiency is rare.

linoleic acid

or

essential fatty acid

an unsaturated fatty acid that cannot be synthesized in the human body and is therefore described as ‘essential’. Deficiency of linoleic acid in the diet results in increased metabolic activity, failure in growth and even death.
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Methyljasmonate and alpha-linoleic acid are potent inducers of tendril coiling.
The study also supported causal relationships between vitamin E and ascorbic acid supplements, saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids and total fats, alpha-linoleic acid, meat, eggs and milk.
Ayerza and Coates identify chia as having the highest known percentage of alpha-linoleic acid and the highest combined alpha linoleic and linoleic fatty acid percentage of all crops.
Recommended Intake of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) Children 1-3 years 7 g/day Children 4-8 years 10 g/day Boys 9-13 12 g/day Boys 14-18 16 g/day Girls 9-13 10 g/day Girls 14-18 11 g/day Men 19-50 17 g/day Men 51 and over 14 g/day Women 19-50 12 g/day Women 51 and over 11 g/day Pregnant and lactating women (14-50 years) 13 g/day Alpha-Linoleic Acid (Omega-3) Children 1-3 years 0.7 g/day Children 4-8 years 0.9 g/day Boys 9-13 years 1.2 g/day Boys 14-18 years 1.6 g/day Girls 9-13 years 1.0 g/day Girls 14-18 years 1.1 g/day Men 19 and over 1.6 g/day Women 19 and over 1.1 g/day Pregnant women (14-50 years) 1.4 g/day Lactating women (14-50 yeas) 1.3 g/day Source: Institute of Medicine, Dietary Reference Intakes, 2002
Flaxseed was selected for study because it is an exceedingly rich source of mammalian lignan precursors, alpha-linoleic acid, and n-3 fatty acids.
This particular review focused on supplements claiming to contain alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) or gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).

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