Omega-6 fatty acids and inflammation

Year Published: 2018


Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids


Innes JK, Calder PC


This article reviewed the current evidence surrounding intake of omega-6 fats and inflammation, which is considered to be a marker of cellular injury and a precursor for disease.

Key Findings

Key Findings: Human studies and epidemiological studies have found that an increased intake of arachadonic acid or linoleic acid does not increase inflammatory biomarkers. In fact, some studies have suggested that linoleic acid may be associated with reduced inflammation. The interaction between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are still not completely understood.