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Measure: Free Fatty Acids   #230900

Definition:

This is a bioassay to measure free fatty acids (FFA), which are organic acids with a long saturated or unsaturated side chain circulated in free form, but also bound in triglycerides and phospholipids.

Purpose:

The measure is reflective of dietary fat composition and intermediary metabolism. FFAs serve as a fuel for muscular contraction and general metabolism. Blood biochemistries reflecting consequential pathways of obesity are important measures for assessing health and nutritional status, and metabolic risk.

Protocols:

Essential Measures

Current Age
Gender
Related Measures

Lipid Profile
Percent Energy from Fat

Keywords:

Free fatty acids, FFA, obesity, dietary fat composition, intermediary metabolism, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES

Measure Release Date: September 9, 2015

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