Polyunsaturated fatty acids: biochemical, nutritional and epigenetic properties.

  title={Polyunsaturated fatty acids: biochemical, nutritional and epigenetic properties.},
  author={Paola Benatti and Gianfranco Peluso and Raffaella Nicolai and Menotti Calvani},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  volume={23 4},
Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have effects on diverse physiological processes impacting normal health and chronic diseases, such as the regulation of plasma lipid levels, cardiovascular and immune function, insulin action and neuronal development and visual function. Ingestion of PUFA will lead to their distribution to virtually every cell in the body with effects on membrane composition and function, eicosanoid synthesis, cellular signaling and regulation of gene expression. Cell… CONTINUE READING
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