Excess omega-6 actions cause financial losses

healthcare costs nix6 eat3Occupational medicine experts describe costs of health care that employees and employers have every year. The top 25 most frequent health conditions are shown at the left. While employees share costs for medical and pharmacy items, employers manage the health-related losses due to absenteeism (not at work). They also have large  loss from presenteeism (at work while impaired).  Financial loss may be 2 to 3 times more for the latter two than for medical and pharmacy costs.

The top 10 most expensive healthcare conditions for overall financial loss are also listed in the table. Most of the 25 most prevalent health conditions have excessive omega-6 actions that can be reduced with effective wellness programs  that lower the %n-6 in HUFA.
Omega-6 eicosanoids affect nearly every major human physiological process. Excess actions of omega-6 eicosanoids move healthy physiology toward pathophysiology in many comorbid conditions. 

Fortuately, omega-3 nutrients also lower the risk of harm from omega-6 eicosanoid over-reactions. The %n-6 in HUFA is useful in health risk assessment, and it is reduced by functional foods with positive Omega 3-6 Balance Sores.




updated August, 2017