Arachidonic Acid News and Research

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Arachidonic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid that is present in the phospholipids (especially phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylinositides) of membranes of the body's cells, and is abundant in the brain. It is the counterpart to the saturated arachidic acid found in peanut oil.
Fatty acids may be the culprit in Alzheimer's

Fatty acids may be the culprit in Alzheimer's

Untapped potential of antidepressants for cancer

Untapped potential of antidepressants for cancer

Oxidative stress: mechanism of cell death clarified

Oxidative stress: mechanism of cell death clarified

Farm-raised tilapia fish contains potentially dangerous fatty acid combination

Farm-raised tilapia fish contains potentially dangerous fatty acid combination

FADS2 gene governs IQ boost from breastfeeding

FADS2 gene governs IQ boost from breastfeeding

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids protect against retinopathy

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids protect against retinopathy

Martek receives European patent

Martek receives European patent

Simple bedside test may identify heart attack risk

Simple bedside test may identify heart attack risk

Altering fatty acid levels in diet may reduce prostate cancer growth rate

Altering fatty acid levels in diet may reduce prostate cancer growth rate

Estradiol and its metabolites and their association with knee osteoarthritis

Estradiol and its metabolites and their association with knee osteoarthritis

COX enzymes work together in ways that suggest new biological roles

COX enzymes work together in ways that suggest new biological roles

Effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use on the incidence of erectile dysfunction

Effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use on the incidence of erectile dysfunction

Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells

Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells

Aspirin therapy offers equal heart-protection to both men and women

Aspirin therapy offers equal heart-protection to both men and women

Low-dose aspirin lowers potential for clot-forming blood cells - in both men and women

Low-dose aspirin lowers potential for clot-forming blood cells - in both men and women

Fatty acids such as those found in corn oil turn on genes that stimulate tumor growth

Fatty acids such as those found in corn oil turn on genes that stimulate tumor growth

Vaccine that targets nicotine rather than the brain's reaction to it

Vaccine that targets nicotine rather than the brain's reaction to it

New clue to understanding how fatty acids work in the brain

New clue to understanding how fatty acids work in the brain

Brain fatty acid levels linked to depression

Brain fatty acid levels linked to depression

New insight into anticoagulation therapies

New insight into anticoagulation therapies