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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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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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What exactly is the leafy green that is high in omega 3 fatty acids?

What exactly is the leafy green that is high in omega 3 fatty acids?

Omega 3 fats: The most common sources of omega 3 fats aren't greens, but are fish oils. However, you might be thinking of purslane, a salad green which has 400mg of omega-3's in each serving along with vit a, calcium, potassium, & iron. Kale is a good source too. Brussels sprouts are also high in ala -- which can be converted into epa and dha if your metabolic systems are working well. ...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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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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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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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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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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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