Research Stories of Omega 3-6 Balance
How we got to “NIX6 and EAT3“.
The efaeducation website site began long ago as dialog among NIAAA/NIH scientists in the Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics, Section of Nutritional Neurosciences and Laboratory of Molecular Signaling. They wanted the public to have easy access to new research stories about essential fatty acids (EFA). The list below includes key research findings that give insight and understanding to help avoid familiar health-related problems. Eating a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 nutrients can maintain a healthy HUFA balance. We developed a simple measure of a food item’s impact and posted over 5,000 of them on-line to help you NIX6 and EAT3.
DHA in breast milk – Mothers selectivly transfer docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to their fetuses during pregnancy. Without sufficient dietary intake, mothers become depleted of DHA. Lower seafood consumption and lower DHA content in mothers’ milk were associated with higher rates of postpartum depression.
Omega 3-6 Balance affects Eicosanoid Formation & Action