Omega 6 fatty acids, also called polyunsaturated fatty acids, are nutrients that individuals must have in order to live healthily. However, the body does not produce omega 6 fatty acid; it is found in foods. There are two types of fatty acids - omega 6 and omega 3. It is important to have a balance of both types in order for healthy living. There are several types of omega 6 fatty acids. In addition to being present in food, they are also available as supplements.
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Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
Grant Cooper, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, answeredOmega-6 fatty acids are found in the membranes of cells and that tend to make them less flexible and pliable. Omega-6 fatty acids have a proinflammatory effect on the body when the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is too high.
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