Q. Do omega-6 fatty acids cause inflammation?

A. Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, dean of the Friedman School and editor-in-chief of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers. “It has been clear for more than a decade now that intake of omega-6 fatty acids does not cause inflammation. In fact, these essential polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) are anti-inflammatory. “The primary dietary omega-6 PUFA—found in nuts, […]
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