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Heptadecanoic Acid (17:0): 2 Research-Backed Side-Effects

Heptadecanoic acid is a saturated long-chain fatty acid.

A number of studies have shown an association between heptadecanoic acid and risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of heptadecanoic acid (17:0) 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 Heptadecanoic Acid (17:0)

These are some of the potential research-backed side-effects of heptadecanoic acid (17:0).

1. Blood Sugar

Heptadecanoic Acid (17:0) - Blood Sugar

About this claim

Blood sugar is the amount of glucose present in your blood. Every time you eat, your blood sugar fluctuates. Research is telling us that some foods and nutrients can affect your blood sugar negatively. They can spike your blood sugar, keeping your levels high. Over time, high blood sugar can lead to long-term, serious health problems.

Research sources for this claim

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2. Cardiovascular Disease

Heptadecanoic Acid (17:0) - Cardiovascular Disease

About this claim

Cardiovascular diseases is the number one cause of death worldwide. Some nutrients may have a negative impact on your cardiovascular health.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 33 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

Sara Niemelä

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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 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!