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

  title={Omega-6/Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid Ratio and Chronic Diseases},
  author={Artemis P. Simopoulos},
  journal={Food Reviews International},
  pages={77 - 90}
  • A. Simopoulos
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Medicine
  • 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...

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