omega-6 fatty acid

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Synonyms for omega-6 fatty acid

a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond six carbons from the beginning

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Omega 6 is in low-cost vegetable oils, such as corn oil and soybean oil.
The test also provides a measure of a person's omega 6 to omega 3 ratio.
According to the company, kiwifruit seeds contain a high content of essential fatty acids--more than 65% omega 3 as alpha linolenic acid (ALA) and 15% omega 6 as linoleic acid--at the ideal ratio of omega 3 to omega 6, which occurs naturally in kiwifruit.
This means that including good food sources and supplements of omega fats in the American diet and achieving a healthful balance of omega 3s to omega 6s, may soon become the norm again.