The importance of the omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid ratio in cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases.

@article{Simopoulos2008TheIO,
  title={The importance of the omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid ratio in cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases.},
  author={Artemis P. Simopoulos},
  journal={Experimental biology and medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={233 6},
  pages={674-88}
}
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 approximately 1 whereas in Western diets the ratio is 15/1-16.7/1. Western diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and have excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids compared with the diet on which human beings evolved and their genetic patterns were established. Excessive amounts of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and a very high omega-6… CONTINUE READING
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