The Biological Properties of Oleic Acid

  • Elliot M. Berry


It has long been recognized that, irrespective of diet and country of origin, the major storage fatty acid in human adipose tissue (AT) is oleic acid at a concentration of between 29 and 50%. Why this is so has not been satisfactorily resolved. This chapter reviews data concerning the biological role of oleic acid and suggests some possible explanations.


Oleic Acid Saturated Fatty Acid Cocoa Butter Dietary Fatty Acid Human Adipose Tissue 
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