Inflammation, Polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs)

Year Published: 2018

Journal

Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids

Authors

Innes JK, Calder PC

Methods

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

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.