A fatty acid that tends to lower cholesterol in the bloodstream.
A polyunsaturated fatty acid that has been recognized as having health benefits, including helping to regulate blood pressure and blood lipid levels. Omega-3s are found primarily in fish oils but are also in a few plant sources including soybeans.
A fatty acid with its first double bond occurring after the 3rd carbon atom. ALA, DHA, and EPA are examples.
A type of fatty acid that our body derives from food. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties due to their ability to convert into anti-inflammatory prostaglandins.
see docosahexaenoic acid.
An polyunsaturated fatty acid that is produced naturally by some animals and plants. It is thought to play a beneficial role in human health. www.oceansalive.org/explore.cfm Fatty acids whose first double bond is 3 carbon atoms from the methyl end of the fatty-acid chain. Fish oils and alpha-linolenic acid are n-3 fatty acids. www.lipoprofile.com/control.cfm
a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning
A polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish that may help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.
A type of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid associated with protection from cardiovascular disease.
a class of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The â€œ3â€ in their name derives from the fact that the first double valence bond is in the third carbon position from the methyl terminal. These acids are essential to human health but cannot be manufactured by the body; they must be obtained from food.
Omega-3 fatty acids are a family of polyunsaturated fatty acids which have in common a carbon-carbon double bond in the ω-3 position. (See Nomenclature for terms and discussion of ω (omega) nomenclature.)