Flashcards in Omega 3 Fatty Acids Deck (6)
What type of fat are omega 3 fatty acids?
They are polyunsaturated fatty acids
What is special about the structure of an omega 3 fatty acid?
Its double bond is located between the third and fourth carbon, counting from the methyl end
List some sources of omega 3 fatty acids
OIly fish - salmon, herring, mackerel
What effect do omega 3 fatty acids have on health?
They reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, circulatory diseases and formation of blood clots
A diet rich in omega 3 is associated with what biological functions?
Healthy brain activity
Foetal brain development