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

  • adj. Of or relating to long-chain carbon compounds, especially fatty acids, having two or more double bonds between the carbon atoms. Foods containing polyunsaturated fatty acids help reduce blood cholesterol levels and include sunflower, soybean, sesame seed, and corn oils and cold-water fish such as salmon.

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  • adj. of, or relating to long chain organic compounds that have multiple double bonds; polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential to human nutrition

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

  • adj. (of long-chain carbon compounds especially fats) having many unsaturated bonds


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  • Lactose only, lactose free, added long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCP), reduced risk of allergy to milk proteins and nutrition linked to nucleotides, taurine and oligosaccharides will be the only claims allowed.

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  • DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid, one of the so-called "good" fats.

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  • In the search for the best fats for a heart healthy diet, trans - and saturated fats have long been recognized as undesirable and those that contain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) are preferred -- with no clear benefit demonstrated for higher levels of either the PUFAs or the MUFAs within recommended limits.

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  • A fat molecule with more than one double bond is called polyunsaturated.

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  • Omega-3 fatty acids, also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids PUFA, are essential fatty acids, which are substances that the body cannot manufacture.

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  • ~ Fish, Seafood Better Than Olive Oil, Nuts Against Heart Disease -- Researchers have found that a diet rich in fish, seafood, and grains -- also called polyunsaturated fats -- is better at preventing heart disease than a diet containing olive oil, nuts, and avocados -- called monounsaturated fats.

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  • Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids PUFAs, omega-6 fatty acids are essential to normal skin, hair growth and development.


  • Omega-6, and the similarly-named omega-3 fatty acids (found in fattier fish such as tuna, mackerel and salmon), are called polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), and can have health benefits when consumed in the recommended amounts, especially when used to replace saturated fats or trans fats in the diet.

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  • These are the best oils to eat and are called polyunsaturated fatty acids.


  • Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function as well as normal growth and development.

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