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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Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden suggested that polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential to life and the body is unable to produce itself, so they must be sourced from foods such as nuts and certain vegetable oils; and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are primarily found in oily fish.
Flaxseed oil is rich in the A omega-3 fatty acid ALA (alpha-linoleic acid), while black currant, borage and evening primrose oils are good sources of the omega-6 fatty acid GLA.
The study also showed that, as the ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3s increases, so does the risk for hip fracture.
1: Dietary sources and enzymatic conversion pathways of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid precursors.
Omega-6 fatty acids include the essential linoleic acid (LA), found mainly in corn oil, soybean oil, and some seeds.
There must be a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids," warns Dr.
4 g per day of the omega-6 fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid) or placebo for 24 weeks.
The main central nervous system omega-3 fatty acids are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); the main omega-6 fatty acid is arachidonic acid.
One type of fat that still elicits confusion is a class of polyunsaturated fats called omega-6 fatty acids, found in soybean oil, corn oil, nuts and seeds.
A ratio of three omega-6 fatty acids to one omega-3 fatty acid is best, since excessive amounts of omega-6 are unhealthy.