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Doctor insights on: Nomenclature Of Fatty Acids

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What is the function of omega-3 fatty acids?

Theory: In theory, they raise the good (HDL) cholesterol but that theory is being questioned because the data that support its benefit is weak. ...Read more

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Are fish the best source of omega-3 fatty acids?

Are fish the best source of omega-3 fatty acids?

Yes: Oily fish are the source of the epidemiological data suggesting health benefits. Other fish have lesser amounts of fish oils. Supplements are variable in their content of epa and dha components, and potential issues of mercury and other contaminants (though not serious issues with reputable sources) have existed. Supplements not truly validated for comparable benefit as fish itself. ...Read more

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Does the intake of omega-3 fatty acids help lower cholesterol?

Not really: It generally has a small effect on cholesterol. At high doses like 2000 mg a day it can lower another type of fat called triglycerides. ...Read more

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Pancreatic parenchymal abnormalities consisting of echo geniality suggestive of fatty infiltration... Can the fatty infiltration cause pain?

Pancreatic parenchymal abnormalities consisting of echo geniality suggestive of fatty infiltration... Can the fatty infiltration cause pain?

Most unlikely: Fatty infiltration of the pancreas can occur in diabetes and patients who are overweight. It is overwhelmingly benign and doesn't cause pancreatic dysfunction or pain. ...Read more

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Omega-3 fatty acids affect personality?

Omega-3 fatty acids affect personality?

No: This nutritional supplement will not alter your innate personality. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Are omega-3 fatty acids good for the heart?

Are omega-3 fatty acids good for the heart?

Reduce Sudden Death: While ongoing trials are needed to define the scope of possible benefit, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. This benefit occurs due to decreased arrhythmias in the setting of increased omega-3 intake. ...Read more

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How are omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids different?

How are omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids different?

Omega 3 vs Omega6: Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the body to maintain certain functions and to aid in keeping you healthy. Most sources of omega-6 fatty acids can be found in the food you eat in your daily diets, while omega-3 fatty acids may be taken as a supplement. ...Read more

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My sonography shows calcium deposit in the right lobe of liver along with generalised fatty infilteration.Is calcium deposit harmful.

My sonography shows calcium deposit in the right lobe of liver along with generalised fatty infilteration.Is calcium deposit harmful.

What's the context?: Was the calcium deposition in liver vasculature, in a cyst, a tumor, in granulomas? Was it generalized or localized (e.g. At a site of trauma, surgery, biopsy)? Was the sonogram performed for symptoms or follow-up of underlying liver or systemic disease? Lots to consider before rendering an educated guess. ...Read more

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What is the difference between omega 3 fatty acids and coq10?

What is the difference between omega 3 fatty acids and coq10?

Different supplement: Omega 3 fatty acids are a type of "good" fat that is found in fatty fish e.g., salmon, etc. Coenzyme q10 is a supplement that is thought to help with muscle pain and/or weakness, especially in people on statin drugs like lipitor, (atorvastatin) zocor, etc. Since those drugs block the coq10 pathway and sometimes have muscle pains as a side effect. ...Read more

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What is the difference between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids?

What is the difference between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids?

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 from -- last letter in the greek alphabet) or 6 positions away. The reason this matters is that biochemically, omega-3 fatty acids get turned into anti-inflammatory signaling compounds, while omega-6 fatty acids may get turned into proinflammatory ones ...Read more

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What are omega-3 fatty acids?

What are omega-3 fatty acids?

Essential to life: Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids because they're necessary for our health, but our bodies can't make them. We have to eat them: fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut; other seafood including algae and krill; some plants; and nut oils. They're crucial in brain development, and are anti-inflammatory. Helpful in heart disease, depression, bipolar disorder, ra, and others. ...Read more

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What are some foods that contain omega 3 fatty acids?

What are some foods that contain omega 3 fatty acids?

Many: Fish is one of the most well known: such as salmon, tuna, sardines, and halibut; other seafood including algae and krill; some plants like brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, and salad greens ; flax seeds; and walnuts. Some people's systems are not efficient at converting alpha-linolenic acid (ala) from plant-based omega-3's to epa and dha that are needed; for these, fish or krill oil may be better. ...Read more

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What thd meaning of fatty liver?

What thd meaning of fatty liver?

Too much sugar!: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is an increasingly common problem caused by excess sugar and simple carbs in the diet. It can range from mild to quite serious, potentially causing liver failure. The best treatment is a diet low in sugar, esp. High fructose corn syrup. Vitamin d, antioxidants, and herbs like milk thistle may help. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036466_nafld_natural_treatment.Html. ...Read more

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What are trans fatty acids and are they good / bad type of fat?

What are trans fatty acids and are they good / bad type of fat?

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 highly toxic.They cause inflammation, raise cholesterol & may cause up to 100, 000 deaths in the us from heart disease each year. They also increase risk of alzheimer's disease, diabetes, obesity, depression & infertility. See my comment for some links. ...Read more

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Ultrasound one year ago said diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver, now it says fatty infiltration of the liver with focal fatty sparring, meaning?

Ultrasound one year ago said diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver, now it says fatty infiltration of the liver with focal fatty sparring, meaning?

Inflammation: or irritation which may be from several causes, the two most common reasons would be elevated cholesterol/triglycerides and alcohol abuse. If you consume alcohol, stop for 1 month and repeat exam. I also suggest fasting blood tests for cholesterol, triglycerides and hepatitis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if fatty acids actually cause you to be fatter?

Can you tell me if fatty acids actually cause you to be fatter?

Of course they do: They're the basis of fats, which are the nicest calories and the ones we tend to overeat the most. ...Read more

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Could you please describe how fatty acids are absorbed and transported?

Could you please describe how fatty acids are absorbed and transported?

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, absorbed, re-esterified into triglycerides, packaged into chylomicron particles, transported in intestinal lymph to the blood, then circulate. Lipases break down the chylomicron triglycerides, and they're taken into cells. The chylo remnant goes to liver! ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are omega3 and fatty acids used for?

Need expert help here. What are omega3 and fatty acids used for?

Not much: There is mounting evidence that they have little value in reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. One study suggested an increased risk of prostate cancer in users. ...Read more

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Why are trans fatty acids so bad?

Why are trans fatty acids so bad?

Heart Disease: Consuming trans fatty acids can increase your risk of developing heart disease. ...Read more

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Do coconuts have omega three fatty acids?

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. ...Read more

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How can weight training release fatty acids?

How can  weight training release fatty acids?

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. You convert more easily if on a low carb diet, since you burn ffa's all the time. This is one reason that exercise should last at least as long as 45 minutes per session! ...Read more

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What's omega three fatty acids and it's capsule good for??

What's omega three fatty acids and it's capsule good for??

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 may cause bleeding stroke. Eating fish 2 times a week may help more ...Read more

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What are trans fatty acids and are they good / bad type of fat?

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 highly toxic.They cause inflammation, raise cholesterol & may cause up to 100, 000 deaths in the us from heart disease each year. They also increase risk of alzheimer's disease, diabetes, obesity, depression & infertility. See my comment for some links. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how are trans fatty acids manufactured?

Can you tell me how are trans fatty acids manufactured?

Transfats: are human made by adding hydrogen atoms to vegetable oils. The process turns liquids into solids, such as in the case of margarine. Please avoid these at all costs. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Please tell me what types of dietary fatty acids raise HDL levels?

Please tell me what types of dietary fatty acids raise HDL levels?

Not the key: Data is contradictory, effects seem small, and it's impossible to do a prospective randomized study without confounding variables in people. Probably no single component of your diet will give you the HDL boost or the overall protection from atherosclerosis that sensible overall eating, avoiding smoking, managing hypertension, and especially being physically fit will provide for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the fatty acids in a newborn are slightly high?

What does it mean if the fatty acids in a newborn are slightly high?

Depends: Usually needs to be re-tested, and/or have further testing to make sure there are no metabolism disorders. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is omega 3s fatty acids good for me am just 17yrs old?

Please help docs! is omega 3s fatty acids good for me am just 17yrs old?

I'm skeptical: I'm glad you're health-conscious. Despite the enormous promotion for three decades, the studies are contradictory and real evidence that these oils have any benefit to the heart is slim. The last three big studies were terrible disappointments. They're no substitute for eating sensibly, avoid smoking and unhealthy excesses, and intense aerobic fitness. ...Read more

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What are omega-3 fatty acids?

Essential to life: Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids because they're necessary for our health, but our bodies can't make them. We have to eat them: fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut; other seafood including algae and krill; some plants; and nut oils. They're crucial in brain development, and are anti-inflammatory. Helpful in heart disease, depression, bipolar disorder, ra, and others. ...Read more

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Can amino acids be used by the body to make glucose fatty acids?

Can amino acids be used by the body to make glucose fatty acids?

Your body wilk: Break down anything and everything it can into basic building blocks and then metabolize them for calories and energy, store them away or use them to manufacture something like carbohydrates, proteins, fats or anything and everything else. There's nothing special about Amino Acids - they're just building blocks that will be broken down like everything else. ...Read more

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Does flax seed offer epa and DHA fatty acids?

Mostly ALA: Dha and epa are found more in animal products like salmon. ...Read more

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Are omega-3 fatty acids good for me?

See details: A very good question and one that is not easily answered. The one major point is that supplemental omega 3s have no significant value in reducing risk of heart disease or cancers and may increase the risk of prostate cancer. ...Read more

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What is the function of omega-3 fatty acids?

Theory: In theory, they raise the good (HDL) cholesterol but that theory is being questioned because the data that support its benefit is weak. ...Read more

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