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Docosadienoic Acid (22:2): One Research-Backed Side-Effect

Docosadienoic acid is a strong inhibitor of both DNA polymerases and topoisomerases, wich are essential enzymes that we need for synthesizing DNA.

Docosadienoic acid is a polyunsaturated conjugated fatty acid.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of docosadienoic acid (22:2) 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 Docosadienoic Acid (22:2)

These are some of the potential research-backed side-effects of docosadienoic acid (22:2).

1. DNA Synthesis

Docosadienoic Acid (22:2) - DNA Synthesis

About this claim

DNA is synthesized by all living things. There are nutrients that might interfere in the process of DNA synthesization in various ways.

Research sources for this claim

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Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator


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!