Essential fatty acid (EFA), also known as polyunsaturated fat, is not made by the body, so it is essential to get EFA from food. EFA supports and regulates important body functions in the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems.
The two types of EFA are:
Last Revised: May 3, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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