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.research on Omega 3-6 Balance

EFA nutrients in Diet-Tissue Dynamics

DHA in Developing Brain

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.

EFA Actions in Psychiatric Disorders

Omega 3-6 Balance affects Eicosanoid Formation & Action

Immune-Inflammatory Disorders, EFA & Cytokines

Membrane Receptor Biophysics

Research Clarifying Ideas about Cholesterol
Research Clarifying EFA, Seafood, Selenium & Mercury