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- n. any fatty acid required for human metabolism that cannot be synthesized by the body and must be present in the diet; originally designated as vitamin F
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In case you didn’t know, trans fats give your body a free-radical bath every time you eat them and block precious essential fatty acid EFAs uptake in the cells—wreaking havoc on hormone activity and causing inflammation, according to Udo Erasmus, PhD, author of Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill.
Conjugated linoleic acid is a form of the essential fatty acid linoleic acid, found primarily in animal foods.