essential fatty acids

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essential fatty acids

Fatty acids that cannot be synthesized in the body and that must be present in the diet for health. They are LINOLEIC acid, linolenic acid and arachidonic acid, and have at least two conjugated double bonds. These fatty acids are precursors of eicosanoids and other regulatory substances.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Essential fatty acids

Sources of fat in the diet, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
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