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Biochemistry and Health Benefits of Fatty Acids

Edited by Viduranga Y. Waisundara

Australian College of Business & Technology

Fatty acids are considered as a very important category of chemical compounds to human health as well as from an industrial perspective. This book intends to provide an update on fatty acid research, their methods of detection, quantification, and related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Cyclic fatty acids are also covered, along with short chain fatty acids, which are important to the human gut microbiota. Fatty acids are important in the chemical structure of the cell membrane and its pivotal role in this aspect is reviewed herein. The book also contains a chapter that deals with some unpublished molecular aspects concerning the roles of fatty acids in depression and bipolar disorder. All in all, the book provides a brief overview of both highly explored as well as overlooked perspectives of fatty acids, while highlighting its significance as a biochemical molecule, which is imperative to the livelihood of unicellular and multi-cellular organisms alike.

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Biochemistry and Health Benefits of Fatty AcidsEdited by Viduranga Y. Waisundara

Published: December 19th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73762

ISBN: 978-1-78984-873-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-872-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-750-3

Copyright year: 2018

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8475 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

33 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Fatty Acids in Modern Times

By Viduranga Y. Waisundara


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2. Fatty Acids: From Membrane Ingredients to Signaling Molecules

By Michio Hashimoto and Shahdat Hossain


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3. Cyclic Fatty Acids in Food: An Under-Investigated Class of Fatty Acids

By Augusta Caligiani and Veronica Lolli


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4. Fatty Acids, Gut Microbiota, and the Genesis of Obesity

By Patricia de Velasco, Amanda Ferreira, Louise Crovesy, Tarsis Marine and Maria das Graças Tavares do Carmo


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5. Commercial and Therapeutic Potential of Plant-Based Fatty Acids

By Ana Paula de Souza e Silva, Wanessa Almeida da Costa, Marielba de Los Angeles Rodriguez Salazar, Priscila do Nascimento Bezerra, Flávia Cristina Seabra Pires, Maria Caroline Rodrigues Ferreira, Eduardo Gama Ortiz Menezes, Glides Rafael Olivo Urbina, Jhonatas Rodrigues Barbosa and de Carvalho Raul Nunes


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6. Lipids and Fatty Acids in Human Milk: Benefits and Analysis

By Jesui Vergilio Visentainer, Oscar Oliveira Santos, Liane Maldaner, Caroline Zappielo, Vanessa Neia, Lorena Visentainer, Luciana Pelissari, Jessica Pizzo, Adriela Rydlewski, Roberta Silveira, Marilia Galuch and Jeane Laguila Visentainer


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7. Phenolic Compounds in Hibiscus mutabilis Seeds and Their Effects on the Oxidative Stability of DHA-Enriched Goat Milk Emulsion

By Adela Mora-Gutierrez, Rahmat Attaie and Maryuri Núñez de González


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