Nutritional ecology of essential fatt y acids: an evolutionary perspective

@inproceedings{Hulbert2011NutritionalEO,
  title={Nutritional ecology of essential fatt y acids: an evolutionary perspective},
  author={A. J. Hulbert and Sarah K. Abbott},
  year={2011}
}
There are four types of fatty acids but only two types are essential nutritional requirements for many animals. These are the omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-6 PUFA) and the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) and because they cannot be converted to one another they are separate essential dietary requirements. They are only required in small amounts in the diet and their biological importance stems largely from their role as constituents of membrane lipids. They are… CONTINUE READING

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