from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An unsaturated fatty acid, C17H31COOH, considered essential to the human diet, that is an important component of drying oils, such as linseed oil.

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  • n. an polyunsaturated fatty acid, having 18 carbon atoms and two double bonds, essential for human nutrition; it is found in linseed, sunflower and other vegetable oils

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a liquid polyunsaturated fatty acid abundant in plant fats and oils; a fatty acid essential for nutrition; used to make soap


Greek linon, flax; see librevema.gifno- in Indo-European roots + oleic acid.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • 2. The following batches of studies point to the benefits found in banaba extract, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and medium chain triglycerides (MCT) respectively: H.

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  • Look for three key ingredients: banaba extract, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs).2 Banaba, an extract from a Philippine herb, affects lean muscle mass indirectly by increasing insulin sensitivity.

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  • Conjugated linoleic acid is a form of the essential fatty acid linoleic acid, found primarily in animal foods.

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  • Many people have been found to be born with an inability to convert linoleic acid such as that from flax seed oil which does not contain GLA into the inflammation-reducing GLA, and it was found that supplementing can help alleviate inflammatory skin conditions caused by this inherited trait.

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