Conversion of Alpha Linolenic Acid to Longer-Chain Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are required in the diet as they can not be synthesized by humans from the shorter chain fatty acid, oleic acid (C18:1). The omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid (C18:2n-6, LA) found in many vegetable oils such as soy and corn oils, and the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic (C18:3n-3, ALA) are EFAs.  Read More

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Time Course and Sex Effects of α-Linolenic Acid-Rich and DHA-Rich Supplements on Human Plasma Oxylipins: A Randomized Double-Blind Crossover Trial.

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Sex hormones and n-3 fatty acid metabolism.

Effect of one and two months high dose alpha-linolenic acid treatment on 13 C-labeled alpha-linolenic acid incorporation and conversion in healthy subjects.

Effects of a low and a high dietary LA/ALA ratio on long-chain PUFA concentrations in red blood cells.

Effect of supplementation with flaxseed oil and different doses of fish oil for 2 weeks on plasma phosphatidylcholine fatty acids in young women.