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Omega-6 Fatty Acids Are Important Too

You’re probably tired of hearing about the importance of omega-3s. But it’s true, omega-3 fatty acids are essential for many reasons, including for cardiovascular health. Yet when it comes to fatty-acids, they’re not the only fish in the sea. Although omega-6 fatty acids often get a bad rap, they play a key role in the body too. They protect the immune system, providing the material needed to produce hormones, and regulate gene activity. There is some indication that our dietary intake of omega-6s should be balanced with our intake of omega-3s—but the science on that point is still uncertain. What is certain is that both nutrients are necessary for good health.

Source: Dr. Oz

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