This is the 20-carbon length long-chain omega-6 fatty acid that is the immediate precursor of many eicosanoids that increase inflammation. Egg yolks, fatty red meat, and organ meats are rich sources of arachidonic acid.
The type of polyunsaturated fatty acids found in protein and most seed oils. This type of fat can generate both "good" and "bad" eicosanoids.
Eicosanoids are hormones derived from 20-carbon essential fatty acids. These fatty acids are AA, DGLA, and EPA. These hormones control inflammation. It is balance of eicosanoids that comes from long-chain omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids that ultimately determines a person’s state of wellness. The 1982 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded for understanding the role of eicosanoids in human disease.
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