Omega‐3 Fatty Acids and Athletics

@article{Simopoulos2007Omega3FA,
  title={Omega‐3 Fatty Acids and Athletics},
  author={A. Simopoulos},
  journal={Current Sports Medicine Reports},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={230–236}
}
Human beings evolved consuming a diet that contained about equal amounts of y-6 and y-3 essential fatty acids. Today, in Western diets, the ratio of y-6 to y-3 fatty acids ranges from approximately 10:1 to 20:1 instead of the traditional range of 1:1 to 2:1. Studies indicate that a high intake of y-6 fatty acids shifts the physiologic state to one that is prothrombotic and proaggregatory, characterized by increases in blood viscosity, vasospasm, and vasoconstriction, and decreases in bleeding… Expand