24 September 2014

Essential and Non-Essential fatty acids - introduction

What are the essential and non-essential fatty acids?
21-30% of fat stores are palmitate. Many other non-essential fatty acids are made from palmitate. Is Palmatate essential or non-essential?

Some fats, Linoleate (omega 3), linolenate (Omega 6) and their derivatives cannot be made by our body directly
Fats act as hormones, cell signals, and inflammatory pathway molecules

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