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Old 03-02-2009, 07:27 PM   #2
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Re: Omega 3, Omega 6

Omega-3 versus omega-6 refers to the chemical structure of the fatty acid.

Polyunsaturated fatty acids in most people's diets in rich countries tend to be heavily biased to omega-6 fatty acids, which is why some people are concerned that they do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids. Significant sources of the latter include fat from some types of fish, and some vegetable oils like flaxseed oil.