Flashcards in Essential fatty acids Deck (8)
What are essential fatty acids?
Fatty acids which cannot be manufactured in the body and must be supplied by the diet
Give an example of an essential fatty acid
Linoleic acid in corn oil
What do essential fatty acids prevent?
Coronary heart disease
How do essential fatty acids help prevent coronary heart disease?
As they raise levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in the blood and lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol which deposits cholesterol in the blood
Essential fatty acids counteract what affect in the body?
The hardening affect of cholesterol in the arteries
Essential fatty acids help build which cell organelle?
List the sources of essential fatty acids