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Measure: Free Fatty Acids   #230900


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.


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.


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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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