Consequences of omega-3 and omega-6 fats in our foods lead to omega 3-6 balance scores that range from +200 to -200. Typical average food scores for American, European, Mediterranean, Japanese and Greenland people. range from -7 to +3. Download apps and also see scores online. Design of Omega 3-6 Balance Scores was in 2012.
One HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT measurement is the % omega-6 in the HUFA of blood. The HUFA balance can be monitored with a simple blood test. Higher proportions of the omega-6 acids (and lower omega-3 acids) mean higher health risk as shown in the Figure below. The % omega-6 in HUFA of body tissues from which the hormone-like eicosanoids are created can range from 25 to 85%. You can lower it when you NIX the 6 while you EAT the 3.
– – WHAT PROPORTIONS ARE IN YOUR BODY’S MEDICINE CHEST?Consequences of more omega-6 in HUFA is more risk of heart attacks due to more intense formation and action of omega-6 eicosanoids.
Excessive omega-6 eicosanoid actions cause thrombosis and arrhythmia of heart attacks and increase the risk for many other health conditions. The death rate per 100,000 people for heart attacks range from 20 to 200 as the % omega-6 in HUFA ranges from 25% to 85%,
The wide difference is a result of average food scores for omega 3-6 balance differing from only from +3 to -7.
revised April, 2017