Category Archives: Linoleic Acid

Essential Fats

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Essential fatty Acids and Anxiety

Anxiety and related brain disorders are incredibly complex to study as they are to some extent subjective, and also modified by a number of other factors. Whether it is even possible to define anxiety would be debatable, based on the … 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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Dietary Fat and Its Connection to Depression

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Why Do The Essential Fatty Acids Prevent Insulin Resistance?

There are two essential fatty acids in human nutrition and both are polyunsaturated fats formed in plants. Alpha linolenic (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) is fatty acid belonging to the omega 3 family of fatty acid and linoleic acid (LA, C18:2 (n-6)) … Continue reading

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EFAs in Parenteral Nutrition

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The Major Fat Constituents in the Typical Western Diet

The typical Western diet is the modern diet of the developed nations of North America, Western Europe and Australasia. Evidence suggests that insulin resistance is caused by consumption of the typical Western diet, and this relates to the presence of … Continue reading

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How Do Trans Fats Contribute to Insulin Resistance?

Oxidised fats can interfere with insulin resistance because they initiate free radical chain reactions that can lead to oxidative stress. This oxidative stress then interferes with the insulin signal cascade decreasing the strength of the insulin signal reaching the interior … Continue reading

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Do The Obese Have A Fat Taste Dysfunction?

Obesity is characterised by metabolic dysfunction. In particular the main physiological change that drives obesity is insulin resistance. Insulin resistance develops in response to a low quality diet high in refined and processed carbohydrate foods, particularly refined crystalline fructose. Secondary … Continue reading

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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Health

Polyunsaturated fatty acids are a double edged sword. On one hand, polyunsaturated fatty acids may hold particular health benefits. However, on the other hand, because of their chemical structure they are particularly prone to rancidity and in this form can … Continue reading

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