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What should I know before taking omega-6 fatty acids?

Before taking omega-6 fatty acid, you need to know that the supplement occurs naturally in the foods you eat, so you should consult with your doctor to make sure you are not getting too much of the nutrient. In addition, you need to know that omega-6 fatty acid does not cause heart problems when it is taken in moderation -- it can actually make your heart healthier. A great deal of research has been done on the supplement of omega-6 fatty acid and what it does to benefit the body, but research does not support all the conditions that some claim are treated by omega-6 fatty acid. Before you take the supplement, you should talk to your doctor about what you're hoping it will do. Finally, understand that omega-6 fatty acid can interact with some conditions and drugs.
 

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