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omega-6 fatty acid

n.
Any of several polyunsaturated fatty acids, including linoleic acid, that are essential for human metabolism and are found in poultry, nuts, beans, and vegetable oils such as canola and soybean oil. Increasing dietary intake of omega-6 fatty acids can decrease LDL cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.

omega-6 fatty acid

an unsaturated fatty acid in which the double bond closest to the omega (methyl) end of the molecule occurs at the sixth carbon from that end. Major sources are vegetable and seed oils.

omega-6 fatty acid

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Any of the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as linoleic acid and arachidonic acid, thought to influence cardiovascular and growth function when balanced with omega-3 fatty acids in eicosanoid production. Linoleic acids are derived from vegetable oils; arachidonic acids, from animal fats. Synonym: n-6 fatty acid
See also: acid
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Good news: Americans consume, on average, about 5-10 percent of their calories from omega-6 fatty acids, so we are right on target with recommendations.
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The Mediterranean diet, on the other hand, has a healthier balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
Myth: Omega-6 fatty acids interfere with the health benefits of omega-3's.
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EFAs are made up of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Regarding a previous response to a question about omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, you noted the importance of balancing these two nutrients.
Children who supplemented their diet with omega-3 fatty acids and reduced the proportion of omega-6 fatty acids had a significant reduction in atopic cough, according to a large study.
Omega-6 fatty acids correlate with diets higher in meats and fried foods and low in plant-based foods.
In addition, the proportion of plasma omega-6 fatty acids was lower in the children who took active supplements, compared with those children who took placebo (33.
A study published in 2001 found that people whose diets were high in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly prevalent in cold-water fish like mackerel, tuna and anchovies, and low in omega-6 fatty acids (found in many fat-filled snack foods like commercially prepared pie, cake, cookies and potato chips) were significantly less likely to develop AMD than those whose diets were high in omega-6 fatty acids and low in omega-3 fatty acids.