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The effects of omega-3 fatty acids on health

Omega-3 fatty acids are the polyunsaturated fatty acids having first link on the 3rd carbon from the methyl end of the molecule. Such an acid is the linoleic acid (C18:

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The effects of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids on health

Unsaturated fatty acids omega-6 have two or more CIS unsaturated atoms, the first being the 6th carbon, reckoned from the methyl end  of the molecule. The precursor of this family

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Polyunsaturated fatty acids – Essential fatty acids

Polyunsaturated fatty acids have two or more double links, ie at least two carbon atoms are not saturated with hydrogen atoms. They’re of fluid consistency at room temperature, but also

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Fatty acids

The main brick of fats are fatty acids, formed from a chain having two to thirty carbon atoms and a carboxylic acid terminal group CH3 – (CH2) n COOH. Fatty

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Omega-3 fatty acids have some benefits, but mostly are bad PART 2

The consumption of fish oil has some effects that are not known enough. Fish oil can increase blood sugar levels in adult diabetes. Researchers at the University of California have

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Omega-3 fatty acids have some benefits, but mostly are bad PART 1

Cell membranes contain lipids, and the vulnerability of these membrane towards the damage produced by free radicals is direct connected to the degree of unsaturation of the lipids entering their

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Should we eat fish? PART 2

The study carried in Netherlands watched 852 men, but researchers at Harvard University have studied 44.895men working in the health sector, and the data obtained amazed the medical world: men

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Should we eat fish? PART 1

Many of those who renounce to eat meat considers that fish would be a healthy alternative. That is because of the fish oil advertise as being useful in preventing stroke.