Category Archives: Delta 6-desaturase

Docosahexaenoic Acid Synthesis Rates

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6 (n-3)) is a metabolite of the essential fatty acids alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)), and can be synthesised in mammals, including humans. Most human are able to synthesise small amounts of DHA from dietary ALA, … Continue reading

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Dietary Fats That Regulate Inflammation

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Contamination of Fish Oils

Humans require two essential fatty acids. These essential fatty acids are alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)), an omega 3 fatty acid, and linoleic acid (LA, C18:2 (n-6)) an omega 6 fatty acid. These fatty acids are metabolised to a … Continue reading

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Essential Fatty Acid Metabolism and Diabetes

The essential fatty acid pathway is a metabolic pathway that converts the essential fatty acids, alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) and linoleic acid (LA, C18:2 (n-6)) to a number of short-lived hormone like substances called eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are regulators … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Weekly Versus Daily Intakes

The omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) is essential to the health. In humans, ALA is metabolised to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5 (n-3)) and subsequently accumulates in cell membranes. Here EPA is converted into a series of … Continue reading

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Echium Seeds: Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are two group of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids that are stored in cell membranes and subsequently converted into short lived hormones called eicosanoids. These short lived hormones that include subgroups such as thromboxanes, prostacyclins, … Continue reading

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Anti-Inflammatory Effects From Fish Oils.mp4

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Essential Fat Deficiency, Liver Overload Syndrome and The Metabolic Syndrome

The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders characterised by insulin resistance. It is becoming increasingly evident that the Western diet is the cause of metabolic syndrome, and this results largely from the poor quality food that it contains. … Continue reading

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Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency: A Case Study

Humans require a dietary source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18: 3 (n-3)) and linoleic acid (LA, C18:2 (n-6)). These essential fatty acids are required for the production of eicosanoids, short-lived hormone-like substances that regulate all maner of cell functions … Continue reading

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Flaxseed Oil: Is Fish Oil Superior?

Humans require two essential fatty acids, alpha linolenic acid and linoleic acid. These fatty acids are essential because they are metabolised to important cellular signal molecules called eicosanoids. Alpha linolenic acid belongs to the omega 3 family of fatty acids, … Continue reading

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