II. Background

  1. Reduce Omega-6 Fatty Acid intake as much as possible
  2. Shift intake to Omega-3 Fatty Acids

III. Physiology

  1. Essential Fatty Acids
  2. Associated with increased risk of vascular disease
  3. Properties
    1. Proinflammatory
    2. Prothrombotic

IV. Products containing Omega-6 Fatty Acids

  1. Meats from animals fed high Omega-6 containing grains
  2. Vegetable oils
    1. Corn oil
    2. Safflower oil
    3. Sunflower oil
    4. Cottonseed oil
    5. Peanut oil
    6. Sesame oil

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