Definitions

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  • adjective organic chemistry, of an aliphatic compound Having a chain of more that about twelve carbon atoms.

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  • adjective of molecules having relatively long chains of atoms in a molecule

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Examples

  • ALA, with eighteen carbons, is sometimes called a medium-chain omega-3; EPA and DHA are sometimes called long-chain omega-3 fats because EPA contains twenty carbons and DHA contains twenty-two.

    Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

  • ALA, with eighteen carbons, is sometimes called a medium-chain omega-3; EPA and DHA are sometimes called long-chain omega-3 fats because EPA contains twenty carbons and DHA contains twenty-two.

    Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

  • By contrast, most common vegetable or seed oils are comprised of long chain fatty acids LCFAs, also known as long-chain triglycerides or LCTs.

    Dr. Joseph Mercola: Coconut Oil: When Fat Is A Good Thing

  • Because—and this is only a theory—coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which are shorter than the long-chain fatty acids in veggie oils and meat.

    The Small Change Diet

  • EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the “long-chain” forms found in fish and fish oil.

    The Flex Diet

  • Maternal education, social class and IQ only partly explained the association, according to the study authors, leading them to conclude that long-chain fatty acid levels benefited children, especially those breast-fed for longer durations.

    Can fatty acids in breast milk or formula make kids smarter?

  • By contrast, most common vegetable or seed oils are comprised of long chain fatty acids LCFAs, also known as long-chain triglycerides or LCTs.

    Dr. Joseph Mercola: Coconut Oil: When Fat Is A Good Thing

  • Because—and this is only a theory—coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which are shorter than the long-chain fatty acids in veggie oils and meat.

    The Small Change Diet

  • EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the “long-chain” forms found in fish and fish oil.

    The Flex Diet

  • But if for whatever reason mother can't keep up with nutritional needs of the infant . . . formula definitely offers a great alternative, especially since they supplement formulas these days with long-chain fatty acids, said Dr. Roya Samuels, a pediatrician at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., who was not involved in the studies.

    Can fatty acids in breast milk or formula make kids smarter?

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