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A 30-year-old woman comes to the office for a ...

Linoleic acid

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submitted by haliburton(77),

there are two essential fatty acids: linoleic = omega 6, and alpha-linoleic = omega 3.

lizard  Found in fish oils and are shown to lower triglyceride levels. +  
zpatel  alpha-Linolenic ==> omaga 3 +  




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submitted by hyperfukus(7),

also in case they ask remember that these are PUFA's(have double bonds) and they are better than Saturated fats(no double bonds)+carbs