Essential Fatty Acids in Biomedical Importance

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What is the dietary source of Linoleic acid?

What structural elements of tissues are associated with higher concentration of PUFA (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids)?

Which enzyme system synthesizes Eicosanoids from arachidonic acid?

How do fats with high content of PUFA (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids) affect serum cholesterol and TAG levels?

What is the result of a deficiency of EFA (Essential Fatty Acids) on mitochondrial membrane?

Which PUFA is the most abundant in retinal photoreceptor membranes and is synthesized from α Linolenic acid?

How does a deficiency of EFA affect the skin?

What is the result of ingesting fats rich in EFA on fibrinolytic activity?

What unusual fatty acid is formed when ω 6 EFA Linoleic acid covalently binds another FA attached to cerebrosides in the skin?

What effect does ingestion of fats rich in EFA have on clotting time?


Test your knowledge about essential fatty acids (EFAs) and their dietary sources, as well as their biomedical importance as structural elements of tissues. Learn about EFAs such as linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid.

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