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).
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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