Omega-6/Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid Ratio and Chronic Diseases

  title={Omega-6/Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid Ratio and Chronic Diseases},
  author={A. P. Simopoulos},
  journal={Food Reviews International},
  pages={77 - 90}
  • A. P. Simopoulos
  • Published 2004
  • Chemistry, Biology
  • Food Reviews International
  • Abstract Several sources of information suggest that human beings evolved on a diet with a ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA) of ∼1 whereas in Western diets the ratio is 15/1–16.7/1. [...] Key Result A ratio of 2.5/1 reduced rectal cell proliferation in patients with colorectal cancer, whereas a ratio of 4/1 with the sam...Expand Abstract
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