long-chain long-chain

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of molecules having relatively long chains of atoms in a molecule

Usage(s):

  1. For vegetarians and vegans, there is one nonfish source of long-chain omega-3s: supplements made from algae.
  2. The way rock groups break up and reassemble these days, it sometimes seems that the entire rock world is an endless long-chain molecule.

News

  1. Low Blood DHA Levels Linked to Decreased Reading Ability and Memory Performance in Children

    COLUMBIA, Md., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Higher blood levels of long-chain omega-3s, and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in particular, were associated with better reading and working memory performance, ...
    on July 10, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Study: Benefits of fatty acids in formulas ‘persist after infancy’

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of six-year-olds, researchers found no IQ differences between kids who were fed formula supplemented with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) as infants and those who got regular formula, but the PUFA k...
    on July 6, 2013     Source: MedCity News

  3. Fatty acids in formula linked to quick-thinking kids

    By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study of six-year-olds, researchers found no IQ differences between kids who were fed formula supplemented with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) as infants and those who got regular formula, but the PUFA kids were notably faster at picture-matching games. "Babies need LC-PUFAs for brain growth and development, but studies such as ...
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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