The role of linoleic acid in asthma and inflammatory markers: a Mendelian randomization study

Year Published: 2019


Am J Clin Nutr


Zhao JV, Schooling CM


The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between linoleic acid and asthma, as well as its relationship to the white blood cell traits thought to cause asthma. Authors predicted linoleic acid through genetic models in 408,961 participants with 26,332 asthma cases. Linoleic acid is an omega-6 polyunsaturated fat that is found in peanuts and peanut products

Key Findings

Key Findings: Results showed that linoleic acid was associated with a lower risk of asthma. Authors conclude that it may protect against asthma through lowering the associated white blood cell traits. This may potentially be an effective intervention for asthma.