Can Early Omega-3 Fatty Acid Exposure Reduce Risk of Childhood Allergic Disease?

@inproceedings{Miles2017CanEO,
  title={Can Early Omega-3 Fatty Acid Exposure Reduce Risk of Childhood Allergic Disease?},
  author={Elizabeth A. Miles and Philip C Calder},
  booktitle={Nutrients},
  year={2017}
}
A causal link between increased intake of omega-6 (n-6) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and increased incidence of allergic disease has been suggested. This is supported by biologically plausible mechanisms, related to the roles of eicosanoid mediators produced from the n-6 PUFA arachidonic acid. Fish and fish oils are sources of long chain omega-3 (n-3) PUFAs. These fatty acids act to oppose the actions of n-6 PUFAs particularly with regard to eicosanoid synthesis. Thus, n-3 PUFAs may… CONTINUE READING
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