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Essential fatty acids in the vegan/total vegetarian diet

AoS. Essential Fatty Acids in the Vegan/Total Vegetarian Diet

People choose vegetarian/vegan diets and for many reasons, however, these diets require careful dietary planning. The essential polyunsaturated n-6 (omega-6) and n-3 (omega-3) fatty acids are required for synthesis of inflammatory compounds, cell membranes, skin, brain and

Do ‘fish oil fatty acids’ during pregnancy matter for the child’s later cardiovascular health and growth?

Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) status is associated with risk of cardiovascular diseases in adulthood. This is especially true for low levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid that is prominently present in fatty

Does eating oily fish improve gestational and neonatal outcomes?

Fish is a source of long-chain polyunsaturated n-3 fatty acids (LCPUFA), and its consumption is associated with prolonged length of gestation,  decreased pre-term birth rates, increased birth weight. However, fish may contain a number of pollutants which