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likeabreeze
EPA is short for eicosapentaenoic acid.
DHA is short for docosahexaunoic acid.
Obviously,
"eicosa-"means 20 carbons and "docosa-" means 22 carbons.
why they give these names? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
kelseymh
likeabreeze wrote:
EPA is short for eicosapentaenoic acid.
DHA is short for docosahexaunoic acid.
Obviously,
"eicosa-"means 20 carbons and "docosa-" means 22 carbons.
why they give these names? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


Why do you think?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eicosapentaenoic_acid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docosahexaenoic_acid
likeabreeze
kelseymh wrote:


Why do you think?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eicosapentaenoic_acid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docosahexaenoic_acid


it says docosa- is Greek for 22!
THX!
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