What are essential fatty acids

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Essential fatty acids are the fats that are essential for the good health of a person. They can not be synthesised in the body and can be obtained only through diet. omega-3 and omega-6 are the essential fatty acids. REF: http://goodfats.pamrotella.com/ http://medind.nic.in/icb/t05/i3/icbt05i3p239.pdf REGARDS: MYSTERY OF MIGRAINE
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Essential fatty acids are necessary to make cell membranes and for many of the important hormones and other chemical messengers that tell your body what to do. There are twenty different needed fatty acids in your body These are all made from two linoleic acid linolenic acid. Another name for linoleic fatty acid family is omega-6 fatty acids The linolenic fatty acids are often called omega-3 fatty acids. USE : Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids are especially important for making prostaglandins in your body. Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances that regulate many activities in your body including inflammation, pain, and swelling (some cause swelling and others relieve it). They also play a role in controlling your blood pressure, your heart, your kidneys, your digestive system, and body temperature. They are important for allergic reactions, blood clotting and making other hormones. Reference: http://www.mcvitamins.com/essential%20fatty%20acids.htm With Regards Amol Dhiman

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