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4/15/19 10:28 P

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That was just recently changed as it was brought up by some other members, so we went ahead and included that in the total number. The other 8 are not essential like the 3 most important types, but are listed below:

Hexadecatrienoic acid (HTA)
Stearidonic acid (SDA)
Eicosatrienoic acid (ETE)
Eicosatetraenoic acid (ETA)
Heneicosapentaenoic acid (HPA)
Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA)
Tetracosapentaenoic acid
Tetracosahexaenoic acid

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4/15/19 1:04 P

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The question today was:
How many types of Omega-3 fatty acids are there?
*CORRECT ANSWER = 11

ANSWER CHOICES WERE:
3
5
9
11
15
20

Explanation
While the three most important types of omega-3's are ALA, DHA and EPA, there are actually 11 different types in all.

So, inquiring minds would like to know what the other 8 omega-3 fatty acids are...
I have done several searches and have only found the three that are listed here in the explanation... I did find reference to omega-6 fatty acids but including -6 with the -3 would still only net a total of 9...
I did find quite a few trivia posts stating the correct SparkPeople answer to this question to be "3".

So, I am curious when the correct answer was updated to today's 11...
as well as , what all eleven Omega-3 fatty acids are.

I posted this here because I was sure that someone in the know would be contacted for the answers to my questions.
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