Category Archives: Omega 6

Omega-3 Fatty Acids And Depression

Increasingly, omega-3 fatty acids are being seen as pivotal to mental health. Omega-3 fatty acids are of interest nutritionally because evidence shows that dietary intakes of these fats are falling, and this has lead to a serious imbalance between the … Continue reading

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The Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio: Cardioprotection

Humans require two fatty acids to be present in their diet. These fatty acids, alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) and linoleic acid (LA, C18:2 (n-6)) belong to the omega-3 and omega-6 family of polyunsaturated fatty acids, respectively. A daily … Continue reading

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Fish Oils in Mice: A Clue As To Their Cardioprotective Effects?

Animals models are useful in nutrition because they allow researchers to investigate detailed molecular mechanisms surrounding the effects of particular nutrients. For example, the complex molecular pathways involved in the inflammatory process have been unravelled by the use of animal … Continue reading

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Sunflower Seeds

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How To Make Omega 6 Oil

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Dietary Fat and Its Connection to Depression

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EFAs in Parenteral Nutrition

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The Eskimo Diet: A High Omega-3 Diet

The lifespan of the Greenland Eskimos is around 60 years of age, yet their death rate from ischaemic heart disease (coronary heart disease) is only around 3.5 %. This compared to the United Kingdom and the United States where ischaemic … Continue reading

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How Do Trans Fats Contribute to Insulin Resistance?

Oxidised fats can interfere with insulin resistance because they initiate free radical chain reactions that can lead to oxidative stress. This oxidative stress then interferes with the insulin signal cascade decreasing the strength of the insulin signal reaching the interior … Continue reading

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Methyl Mercury: Blood Levels Rise With Fish Consumption

The typical Western diet contains too much omega-6 fat, and this causes an imbalance in the dietary and cellular omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio. The correct ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the human diet is estimated … Continue reading

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