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what are the differences between fatty acids and glycerol

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
The structure: The difference is where the unsaturated chemical bond is in the "tail" of the fatty acid -- 3 positions away from the end (that's where OMEGA comes fr ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Omega 3: Coq10 or ubiquinol is similar to a vitamin and omega 3s are fatty acids.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Different fats: The fatty acid most commonly found in flax-seed oil is α-linolenic acid (ala, 18 carbons and 3 double bonds). In fish oil, they are eicosapentaenoic a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Quite a process: Hi. Fats (triglycerides) are broken down in the intestines to fatty acids and monoglycerides, emulsified in bile acids, transported to gut wall, absor ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Heart Disease: Consuming trans fatty acids can increase your risk of developing heart disease.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is not an omega-3 fatty acid but contains medium-chain fatty acids. It is beneficial in many ways, differently than omega-3.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Storage.: If you work out long enough (more than 20 minutes), you deplete glycogen stores in muscle and start using ffa's as your bodies principal energy source ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Fatty acids: Go to uptodate.com or Google.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Good fats: these are polyunsaturated fatty acids, of 3 kinds, found in plants and sea food. may help lipid profile and against heart attack and stoke. Large dose ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Common & very toxic: Most trans fats come from partially hydrogenated oils found in many processed & fried foods like french fries & donuts. Simply put, trans fats are hig ... Read More
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