Jumping on the omega-3 bandwagon: distinguishing the role of long-chain and short-chain omega-3 fatty acids.

@article{Turchini2012JumpingOT,
  title={Jumping on the omega-3 bandwagon: distinguishing the role of long-chain and short-chain omega-3 fatty acids.},
  author={Giovanni Mario Turchini and Peter David Nichols and Colin James Barrow and Andrew J E Sinclair},
  journal={Critical reviews in food science and nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={52 9},
  pages={795-803}
}
Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFA) are almost unanimously recognized for their health benefits, while only limited evidence of any health benefit is currently available specifically for the main precursor of these fatty acids, namely α-linolenic acid (ALA, 18:3n-3). However, both the n-3 LC-PUFA and the short-chain C₁₈ PUFA (i.e., ALA) are commonly referred to as "omega-3" fatty acids, and it is difficult for consumers to recognize this difference. A current gap of… CONTINUE READING

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Omega-3 long - chain polyunsaturated fatty acids ( n-3 LC - PUFA ) are almost unanimously recognized for their health benefits , while only limited evidence of any health benefit is currently available specifically for the main precursor of these fatty acids , namely α-linolenic acid ( ALA , 18:3n-3 ) .
Omega-3 long - chain polyunsaturated fatty acids ( n-3 LC - PUFA ) are almost unanimously recognized for their health benefits , while only limited evidence of any health benefit is currently available specifically for the main precursor of these fatty acids , namely α-linolenic acid ( ALA , 18:3n-3 ) .
Within the context of the documented nutritional and health promoting roles of omega-3 fatty acids , we briefly review the different metabolic fates of dietary ALA and n-3 LC - PUFA .
However , both the n-3 LC - PUFA and the short - chain C₁₈ PUFA ( i.e. , ALA ) are commonly referred to as " omega-3 " fatty acids , and it is difficult for consumers to recognize this difference .
Within the context of the documented nutritional and health promoting roles of omega-3 fatty acids , we briefly review the different metabolic fates of dietary ALA and n-3 LC - PUFA .
However , both the n-3 LC - PUFA and the short - chain C₁₈ PUFA ( i.e. , ALA ) are commonly referred to as " omega-3 " fatty acids , and it is difficult for consumers to recognize this difference .
Omega-3 long - chain polyunsaturated fatty acids ( n-3 LC - PUFA ) are almost unanimously recognized for their health benefits , while only limited evidence of any health benefit is currently available specifically for the main precursor of these fatty acids , namely α-linolenic acid ( ALA , 18:3n-3 ) .
Omega-3 long - chain polyunsaturated fatty acids ( n-3 LC - PUFA ) are almost unanimously recognized for their health benefits , while only limited evidence of any health benefit is currently available specifically for the main precursor of these fatty acids , namely α-linolenic acid ( ALA , 18:3n-3 ) .
Within the context of the documented nutritional and health promoting roles of omega-3 fatty acids , we briefly review the different metabolic fates of dietary ALA and n-3 LC - PUFA .
However , both the n-3 LC - PUFA and the short - chain C₁₈ PUFA ( i.e. , ALA ) are commonly referred to as " omega-3 " fatty acids , and it is difficult for consumers to recognize this difference .
Omega-3 long - chain polyunsaturated fatty acids ( n-3 LC - PUFA ) are almost unanimously recognized for their health benefits , while only limited evidence of any health benefit is currently available specifically for the main precursor of these fatty acids , namely α-linolenic acid ( ALA , 18:3n-3 ) .
Omega-3 long - chain polyunsaturated fatty acids ( n-3 LC - PUFA ) are almost unanimously recognized for their health benefits , while only limited evidence of any health benefit is currently available specifically for the main precursor of these fatty acids , namely α-linolenic acid ( ALA , 18:3n-3 ) .
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