Redefining essential fatty acids in the era of novel intravenous lipid emulsions.

@article{AnezBustillos2018RedefiningEF,
  title={Redefining essential fatty acids in the era of novel intravenous lipid emulsions.},
  author={Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos and Duy T Dao and Gillian L. Fell and Meredith A Baker and Kathleen M. Gura and Bruce Ryan Bistrian and Mark Puder},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2018},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={784-789}
}
The essentiality of fatty acids was determined by the Burrs in the 1920s. It is commonly accepted that provision of linoleic (LA) and alpha-linolenic acids (ALA) prevents and reverses essential fatty acid deficiency (EFAD). Development of alternative injectable lipid emulsions (ILE) low in LA and ALA has raised concern about their ability to prevent EFAD… CONTINUE READING