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Answer to Question #16464 in Biochemistry for Kara Hernandez

Question #16464
I am trying to understand why my book and teacher says linoleNic acid is NOT an essential fatty acid, but DHA is. Everywhere i have read else where says that linoleic AND linoleNic are essential. Please help me understand this. The book provides no explaination. Here is a link to the book and page which states this
Expert's answer
It is because of fact that in the presence of the essential linolic acid in the
organism the linoleNic acid could be synthesised.

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