Fatty acid helps boost insulin action and protects against fat buildup in the liver.
By Tina Hesman Saey, 10:08 AM September 18, 2008
Some fats are just better than others. Omega-3 fatty acids, such as the fats that compose fish oil, have been recognized for their health-promoting benefits.
Well, move over, omega-3s; now there’s a fat that’s even phatter. Researchers at HarvardUniversity and Lipomics Technologies in West Sacramento, Calif., have discovered that a fatty acid can make mice super healthy.
An omega-7 fatty acid called C16:1n7-palmitoleate works as a health-promoting hormone, the researchers report September...