Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids sources and health benefits – A Review

1Deeksheetha P, Anitha M, *Dhanraj Ganapathy

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Abstract:

Omega-3 fatty acids are poly unsaturated fatty acids. The fish-derived omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are helpful in development, cardiovascular function, and Alzheimer’s disease. However, because our bodies do not efficiently produce some omega-3 fatty acids from marine sources, it is necessary to obtain adequate amounts through fish and fish-oil products.EPA and DHA, when deficient may affect many aspects of cardiovascular function including inflammation, peripheral artery disease, major coronary artery disease.

Keywords:

Omega-3 fatty acids, Omega-6 fatty acids, Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids[PUFA], alpha linolenic acid [ALA], eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA], and docosahexaenoic acid, cardio vascular disease, essential fatty acids.

Paper Details
Month1
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 1
Pages7842-7851

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