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Behenic Acid (22:0): One Research-Backed Side-Effect

Behenic acid is a saturated very long-chain fatty acid that might raise cholesterol levels.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of behenic acid (22:0) that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.

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Research-Backed Side-Effects Of Behenic Acid (22:0)

These are some of the potential research-backed side-effects of behenic acid (22:0).

1. Cholesterol

Behenic Acid (22:0) - Cholesterol

About this claim

Cholesterol is a waxy substance your body needs to build cells. Research has shown that some nutrients might negatively affect your cholesterol.

Research sources for this claim

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Sara Niemelä

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I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!