Update on alpha-linolenic acid.

@article{Stark2008UpdateOA,
  title={Update on alpha-linolenic acid.},
  author={Aliza Hannah Stark and Michael Angus Crawford and Ram Reifen},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={326-32}
}
Consumption of omega 3 fatty acids is known to have health benefits. For many years, the importance of the only member of the omega 3 family considered to be essential, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), has been overlooked. Current research indicates that ALA, along with its longer chain metabolites, may play an important role in many physiological functions. Potential benefits of ALA include cardioprotective effects, modulation of the inflammatory response, and a positive impact on both central… CONTINUE READING

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