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Erucic Acid (22:1): 5 Research-Backed Side-Effects

Erucic acid poses a health risk for highly exposed children, at least up to ten years of age.

Infants and small children should not be given foods high in erucic acid at all because they don't have the enzyme that breaks down erucic acid.

Erucic acid is still associated with producing fatty acids in the heart and the skeletal muscles and also impairing growth.

Erucic acid is an monounsaturated fatty acid.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of erucic acid (22:1) that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.

We also have an article about erucic acid (22:1) named What Is Erucic Acid (22:1)? Should I Give It To My Child? if you're interested in learning more.

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Research-Backed Side-Effects Of Erucic Acid (22:1)

These are some of the potential research-backed side-effects of erucic acid (22:1).

1. Child Growth

Erucic Acid (22:1) - Child Growth

About this claim

Children grow from birth to the ages of 15-17. Evidence through research shows that some nutrients may affect your child’s growth during its childhood.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 26 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

2. Children's Development And Health

Erucic Acid (22:1) - Children's Development And Health

About this claim

A child is developing from infancy to puberty. There are lots of things that can interfere in their health and development along the way. Research shows, for instance, some nutrients may affect a child's development during childhood negatively.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 8 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

3. Heart Health

Erucic Acid (22:1) - Heart Health

About this claim

The heart is our most important muscle. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Western countries. According to research, specific nutrients can affect your heart health negatively.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 31 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

4. Infant Development

Erucic Acid (22:1) - Infant Development

About this claim

Infants are children between 0-1 years of age. Some nutrients are essential for infants. But there are also nutrients, according to research, that infants should stay away from that might harm their development.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 20 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

5. Muscles Health

Erucic Acid (22:1) - Muscles Health

About this claim

Our muscles are responsible for the movement of the human body. Loss of muscle mass leads to various undesirable effects. Research shows that some nutrients may negatively affect your muscles, making it harder for you to keep your muscles healthy and strong.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 17 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

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've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.