Discovered as essential nutrients in 1923.
In 1930, resulting from the work done by Burr, Burr and Miller reclassified EFA's with the fats than with the vitamins.
Burr, G.O., Burr, M.M. and Miller, E. (1930). "On the nature and role of the fatty acids essential in nutrition". J. Biol. Chem. 86 (587).
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