TY - CHAP A1 - Jesui Vergilio Visentainer A2 - Oscar Oliveira Santos A3 - Liane Maldaner A4 - Caroline Zappielo A5 - Vanessa Neia A6 - Lorena Visentainer A7 - Luciana Pelissari A8 - Jessica Pizzo A9 - Adriela Rydlewski A10 - Roberta Silveira A11 - Marilia Galuch A12 - JeaneĀ Laguila Visentainer ED1 - Viduranga Waisundara Y1 - 2018-12-19 PY - 2018 T1 - Lipids and Fatty Acids in Human Milk: Benefits and Analysis N2 - Fatty acids are considered as a very important category of chemical compounds to human health as well as from an industrial perspective. This book intends to provide an update on fatty acid research, their methods of detection, quantification, and related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Cyclic fatty acids are also covered, along with short chain fatty acids, which are important to the human gut microbiota. Fatty acids are important in the chemical structure of the cell membrane and its pivotal role in this aspect is reviewed herein. The book also contains a chapter that deals with some unpublished molecular aspects concerning the roles of fatty acids in depression and bipolar disorder. All in all, the book provides a brief overview of both highly explored as well as overlooked perspectives of fatty acids, while highlighting its significance as a biochemical molecule, which is imperative to the livelihood of unicellular and multi-cellular organisms alike. BT - Biochemistry and Health Benefits of Fatty Acids SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.80429 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.80429 SN - 978-1-78984-873-1 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-11-28 ER -