Brian Peskin is the author of a number of books, all published by Pinnacle Press, based on the idea that health and disease are predicated on having sufficient omega-6
In addition to omega-3s, the researchers looked at omega-6
fatty acids, which generally are plentiful in Western diets.
The ideal ratio of omega-6
to omega-3 EFAs is about 2:1, but in most Americans, the ratio is estimated to be anywhere from 10:1 to 20:1.
Omega-3 fatty acids are derived from linoleic acid, Omega-6
from linoleic acid, and Omega-9 from oleic acid.
Within the family of polyunsaturated fats, omega-6
and omega-3 fatty acids are considered "good" fats.
The advice was based on a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled studies showing that people who ate the most omega-6
fatty acids had the least amount of heart disease, and that people with heart disease had lower levels of omega-6
in their blood than healthy people.
People should get at least 5% to 10% of their energy (calories) from omega-6
polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)--as found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds--to reduce their risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), according to new advice.
Washington, January 31 (ANI): The American Heart Association says that it may be beneficial to include omega-6
polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)-found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds-in diet plans charted for keeping the heart healthy.
You're likely referring to the ratio of omega-6
to omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.
The worm uses this gene, which isn't normally present in mammals, to convert the less healthful, more common oils known as omega-6
fatty acids into the omega-3 variety.
In contrast, those who ate higher levels of omega-6
fats and lower levels of omega-3s were 2 1/2 times more likely to have dry eyes.
Regarding your response to a question about omega-3 and omega-6
in the March/April 2005 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, your answer noted the importance of "balancing" these two nutrients.