Do trans fats and saturated fats have an affect on the absorption of omega-3?

Dear ET,

There is no published evidence in human studies that trans fats or saturated fats have a significant effect on the absorption of omega-3 fatty acids. However, at high levels in the diet, trans fats have been found to potentially reduce the conversion in the body of the omega-3 fatty acid from plant sources, namely alpha-linolenic acid (LNA) to longer and more polyunsaturated fatty acids known as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Of course, the direct consumptions of DHA+ EPA in fish/fish oil/functional foods, would bypass the dependency on this conversion pathway for the direct delivery of DHA/EPA to the various tissues and cells in the human body

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