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Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are polyunsaturated fats that aren't made by the body, and it's essential to get them from food. EFAs support and regulate important body functions in the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems.
The two types of EFAs are:
Current as of: May 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
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