EFA

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EFAEssential Fatty Acid
EFAEducation for All
EFAÉcole des Forces Armées (French: School of the Armed Forces; Ivory Coast)
EFAElektronische Fahrplanauskunft (German)
EFAÉcole Française d'Audiovisuel (French: French School of Broadcasting)
EFAEvidence for Action (various locations)
EFAEmergency First Aid (health care; various locations)
EFAEducation Funding Agency (UK)
EFAEquestrian Federation of Australia
EFAElizabeth Foundation for the Arts (New York, NY)
EFAEcological Focus Area (EU regulations)
EFAEuropean Free Alliance
EFAEtsy for Animals
EFAEnfance & Familles d'Adoption (France)
EFAEuropean Film Awards
EFAElmira Free Academy (Elmira, NY)
EFAExploratory Factor Analysis
EFAEngin de Franchissement de l'Avant (French: Forward Crossing Apparatus)
EFAEmpowerment for All
EFAElectronic Frontiers Australia Inc.
EFAEpilepsy Foundation of America
EFAEcological Footprint Analysis (natural resource measurement)
EFAEditorial Freelancers Association
EFAEconomics, Finance, Accounting (course; various schools)
EFAEuropean Fighter Aircraft
EFAEssex Fire Authority (UK)
EFAEuropean Finance Association
EFAÉcole Française d'Aviron (French: French Rowing School)
EFAÉcole Française d'Athènes (French: French School of Athens; Athens, Greece)
EFAÉcole Franco-Allemande (French: Franco-German School)
EFAEffective Filtration Area (filter devices)
EFAEgyptian Football Association
EFAExchange Fund Account (Department of Finance Canada)
EFAEstimated Financial Assistance
EFAEquipment Failure Analysis (various companies)
EFAEducational Foundation of America
EFAEducatieve Faculteit Amsterdam (Dutch: Amsterdam Faculty of Education; Amsterdam, Netherlands)
EFAEngineering Field Activity (SPAWAR)
EFAExportatrice Française d'Agroalimentaire (French: Export of French Food)
EFAEuropean Federation of Asthma and Allergy Associations
EFAEuropean Fundraising Association
EFAEuropean Federation of Allergy and Airway Diseases Patients Association (Brussels, Belgium)
EFAExtended File Attribute
EFAEnvironmental Foundation for Africa
EFAEcological Farming Association
EFAExpedited Funds Availability Act
EFAEstrategia Fiscal Ambiental (Spanish: Environmental Tax Strategy; Guatemala)
EFAExhibitions for Africa (trade show company)
EFAEnglish Football Association
EFAEngineering Failure Analysis
EFAEdited For Accuracy
EFAEnd-Fire Array
EFAEverglades Forever Act of 1994
EFAExperiment Flight Applications
EFAExternal Function Acknowledge
EFAExport Finance Advisor
EFAElectrodiagnostic Functional Assessment
EFAEarly Flank Alarm
EFAEnvironment in Focus Association
EFAEngineering Flight Activity
EFAEscuela Formativa Ágape (Guatemala school)
EFAEvent Frequency Analysis
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As we age, essential fatty acids are depleted due to UV exposure, (35) dry air, and harsh soaps, (36,37) making their replenishment vital for preserving healthy, youthful skin.
During pregnancy, maternal essential fatty acids, and most especially DHA, become progressively depleted.
(10) The good news is that essential fatty acids are absorbed into the body very effectively; ALA absorption rates have been demonstrated at 96% and above.
"Penicillin and essential fatty acid supplementation in schizophrenia." Prostglandins Med, 1979; 2:77-80.
(Don't confuse these essential fatty acids with "essential oils," which are concentrated plant extracts that can be toxic if consumed.)
Previous studies have shown that essential fatty acids are needed for these health problems.
The report says that linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid required for growth, "enhances carcinogen-induced mammary, pancreatic, and probably colon cancer in rodents."
The main active ingredients include medium-chain triglycerides: essential fatty acids that promote the regeneration of the skin; Flavonoids (anthocyanins): powerful natural antioxidants that protect the skin against the effects of the free radicals and other factors that cause skin damage, accelerating the degenerative and aging processes; Gammaoryzanol: a natural antioxidants that aids the inhibition of the free radicals and the inhibition of the external factors that cause excessive dehydration of the skin; Omega-6: an essential fatty acid that aids the skin's structure regeneration process.
The body converts linoleic acid--an essential fatty acid that makes up 60 percent of corn oil--into arachidonic acid.
The conclusions of the study also show that minimal consumption of lumpsucker, hake or salmon roe satisfies the human body's Omega 3 essential fatty acid requirements, because of its levels of EPA y DHA.
Evening Primrose Oil is a rich source of the Omega-6 essential fatty acid GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) and may help to ease premenstrual tension.
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