Definitions

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  • adj. Having a chain of more that about twelve carbon atoms.

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  • adj. 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

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

    The Flex Diet

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • TDP adds water and heat to the feedstock in such a way as to transform the feedstock's long-chain polymers into short-chain polymers which are more useful to us.

    I just want to say one word to you -- just one word (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • These include: reduction in short-chain fatty acid and increase in long-chain fatty acid levels, posing cardiovascular risks; increase in levels of a thyroid hormone enzyme; frequency of pus cells in milk due to mastitis; and contamination of milk with unapproved drugs for treating mastitis.

    Samuel S. Epstein: The Dangers of Genetically Engineered Milk

  • These include: reduction in short-chain fatty acid and increase in long-chain fatty acid levels; increase in levels of a thyroid hormone enzyme; contamination with unapproved drugs for treating mastitis; and frequency of pus cells due to mastitis.

    Samuel S. Epstein: An FDA Ban On Genetically-Engineered Milk Is 20 Years Overdue

  • Late last year, the agency quietly said that it would review the safety of phthalates, long-chain perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and short-chain chlorinated paraffins.

    Industrial Chemicals Lurking In Your Bloodstream

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