Omega-3 fatty acids and athletics.

  title={Omega-3 fatty acids and athletics.},
  author={Artemis P. Simopoulos},
  journal={Current sports medicine reports},
  volume={6 4},
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… CONTINUE READING
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