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What are Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids?

Kate Maslin, Allergy Research Dietitian, The David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre, Isle of Wight
Dr. Carina Venter PhD RD, Allergy Specialist Dietitian, The David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre, Isle of Wight. NIHR Post Doc Research Fellow, University of Portsmouth

Long Chain Polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPs) are derived from two main polyunsaturated fatty acids; α – linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid.

ALA, found in plant based foods (e.g. flaxseed and walnut oil), is the parent n-3 fatty acid, from which the LCPs Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)…

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