omega-6 omega-6

Definition(s):

  • (n) a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond six carbons from the beginning

Usage(s):

  • Some nutritionists speculate that omega-6 fatty acids--found in corn and many other vegetable oils--may limit the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.

News

  • Link To Prostate Cancer Brings More Bad News For Fish Oil Story

    Adding more confusion to an already fishy story, a new study has found a significant association between omega-3 fatty acids and the risk of prostate cancer. Although the linkage had been previously observed, the finding surprised the investigators, who wrote that "these findings contradict the expectation that high consumption of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and low consumption of omega-6 ...
    on July 11, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "What's important about this is that omega-6 fatty acids are found in corn oil and most of the oils used in bakery goods," says Hughes-Fulford, who is also an adjunct professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)....
    on Aug 2, 2005 By: Millie Hughes-Fulford Source: Science Daily (press release)

  2. "These changes have led to a 10-fold increase in the ratio of omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids in the Western diet," Prof Parker said.
    on Jun 21, 2006 By: Gordon Parker Source: The Age

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