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Is alpha-linolenic acid used by the human body for anything other than conversion to EPA? [closed]

As a slightly different question: Does ALA have any beneficial effect on the human body apart from its conversion to EPA (and then to DHA)?
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Fish oil for normal joint health: fact or fiction?

I've been living in Australia for a while and over there I bought supplements from Nature's Own. Their fish oil information reads: Omega 3 is important for the maintenance of general health and ...
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Why is 2:1 ratio of EPA:DHA recommended

I frequently see it recommended that EPA and DHA be taken in a 2:1 ratio. What primary sources (i.e. clinical trials, peer-reviewed studies, etc.) justify this specific ratio? What is the ...
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Is OMEGA 3 ALA required in addition to EPA DHA?

Omega 3 fatty acid α-linolenic acid (ALA) is considered essential unlike EPA and DHA since the latter two can be synthesised from it. Suppose one gets their EPA and DHA from oily fish, will they no ...
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