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Omega-6 Fatty Acids

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What other names is Omega-6 Fatty Acids known by?

Acides Gras Essentiels N-6, Acides Gras Oméga-6, Acides Gras Omégas 6, Acides Gras Polyinsaturés, Acidos Grasos Omega 6, AGE, AGPI, Huiles d'Oméga 6, N-6, N-6 EFAs, N-6 Essential Fatty Acids, Omega 6, Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Omega 6 Oils, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, PUFAs.

What is Omega-6 Fatty Acids?

Omega-6 fatty acids are types of fats. These fats can be found in vegetable oils, including corn, evening primrose seed, safflower, and soybean oils; and black currant seed, borage seed, and evening primrose oils.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Improving mental development or growth in infants when arachidonic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid) is used in infant formula.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Reducing the risk of heart disease, lowering bad cholesterol levels, increasing good cholesterol levels, and reducing the risk of cancer.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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