myristic acid


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my·ris·tic ac·id

(mi-ris'tik as'id),
A saturated fatty acid (CH3(CH2)12 COOH) present as an acylglycerol in milk, vegetable fats, cod liver oil, and waxes.
Synonym(s): tetradecanoic acid

myristic acid

(mə-rĭs′tĭk, mī-)
n.
A fatty acid, C14H28O2, occurring in animal and vegetable fats and used in the manufacture of cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, and flavorings.
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In this study, ractopamine use altered the meat lipid profile to be healthier for consumers, especially due to increased linoleic acid and PUFA concentrations, and decreased lauric acid, myristic acid and palmitic acid concentrations, which are included in the AI and TI indexes.
However, a study in healthy men demonstrated that an increase in intake of total saturated fatty acid (especially myristic acid and palmitic) elevated the LDL-C level, mainly due to an increase in plasma levels of larger LDL particles while the level of smaller LDL particles was decreased [38].
The saturated fatty acids used were caproic acid ([C.sub.6], Sigma-Aldrich), caprylic acid ([C.sub.8], Acros Organics), capric acid ([C.sub.10], Sigma-Aldrich), lauric acid ([C.sub.12], Acros Organics), myristic acid ([C.sub.14], Acros Organics), and palmitic acid ([C.sub.16], Acros Organics), whereas the unsaturated fatty acids used were palmitoleic acid ([C.sub.16:1], Fluka), oleic acid ([C.sub.18:1], Sigma-Aldrich), and linoleic acid ([C.sub.18:2], Sigma-Aldrich).
Here are the four major types of saturated fats in our diet, according to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: (1) Palmitic and (2) myristic acids At first glance, palmitic acid (found in palm oil, butter, and eggs) and myristic acid (found in cheese, milk, butter, and beef) fit the bad-guy profile.
Although saturated fats have been blamed for a myriad of problems, the kidneys naturally have a high concentration of myristic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid.
Thus, depression is accompanied by increased levels of plasma IgG antibodies against oxidized LDL; and increased IgM-mediated immune responses against membrane fatty acids, like phosphatidyl inositol (Pi); oleic, palmitic, and myristic acid; and NO modified amino-acids, e.g.
The researchers identified the three fatty acids, myristic acid, palmitic acid and palmitoleic acid, for their roles in the snakes' healthy heart growths after a meal.
Lauric acid, myristic acid, stearic acid and palmitic acid were purchased from Merck, Schuchardt, Germany.
Methyl Esters of Composition (%) Myristic Acid 0.28 Palmitic Acid 20.05 Oliec + Stearic Acid 42.73 Linoliec Acid 34.46 Linolenic Acid 1.07 Table 3: Properties of Rice Bran Oil, Rice Bran Oil Bio Diesel and Diesel.
Impact of myristic acid versus palmitic acid on serum lipid and lipoprotein levels in healthy women and men.
FAT FOUR The four fats found in your food Saturated: Made of triglycerides, some common examples of saturated fatty acids are butyric acid (butter), lauric acid (breast milk, coconut oil, palm oil and cocoa butter), myristic acid (cow milk and dairy products), palmitic acid (meat) and stearic acid (also in meat).