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  • adj. Of or pertaining to arachidonic acid or its derivatives


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Latin arachis, peanut


  • And I've just learned from the brilliant Dr. Andrew Weil that there is something called arachidonic acid, or AA, in animal flesh which causes inflammation.

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  • The UK researchers found that omega-3 fatty acids inhibit proliferation of prostate cancer cells whereas omega-6 poly-unsaturated fatty acid, known as arachidonic acid, promotes the proliferation of malignant prostate epithelial cells.

  • They found higher levels of the omega-6 fat called arachidonic acid in mice with memory loss and confused behavior.

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  • The omega-6 PUFAs, such as arachidonic acid, one of the major fats in your cell membranes, are made from linoleic acid.

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  • It does this by irreversibly blocking the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX), which catalyzes the conversion of arachidonic acid to endoperoxide compounds.

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  • In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers explored the association between the risk of prostate cancer and intake of the omega-3 fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid, EPA, and DHA; and the omega-6 fatty acids linoleic acid and arachidonic acid.

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  • Starting in 2002, formula makers began to offer products with additives -- docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) -- to replicate fatty acids in breast milk.

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  • "Anti-inflammatory effects of a low arachidonic acid diet and fish oil in patients with rheumatoid arthritis."

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  • The more meat, poultry, egg yolk or dairy fat you eat, the greater your need for fish oil, because these foods contain arachidonic acid, a pro-inflammatory omega 6 fatty acid.

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  • Columbia, Md.-based Martek sells ingredients used as nutritional enhancements in food and beverages, specifically polyunsaturated fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (Omega-3) and arachidonic acid (Omega-6).

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