Stearidonic acid raises red blood cell membrane eicosapentaenoic acid.

  title={Stearidonic acid raises red blood cell membrane eicosapentaenoic acid.},
  author={Kevin C. Maki and Tia M. Rains},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={142 3},
The consumption of EPA and DHA has been associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. Mean intakes of EPA and DHA in the United States and elsewhere are below levels recommended by health authorities. The main non-marine source of dietary (n-3) fatty acids (α-linolenic acid) is poorly converted to EPA in humans. Stearidonic acid (SDA) is a non-marine fatty acid that appears to be more readily converted to EPA in humans. Results from previous studies suggested… 

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