Fat Acid Clue to Cystic Fibrosis – 2/15/04 BBC News

“An imbalance of fatty acids may cause the lung inflammation experienced by cystic fibrosis patients, scientists have suggested.

Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the University of Massachusetts and Massachusetts General Hospital took tissue samples from 38 patients with cystic fibrosis.

It was found they had extremely high levels of arachidonic acid (AA) and abnormally low levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

People who did not have CF did not have the fatty acids imbalance.

Read more… http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3458491.stm

Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratioThe Importance of the Ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids

Feb 2003 – Alternative Medicine Review

“A lower ratio of Omega-6/Omega-3 fatty acids is more desirable in reducing the risk of many of the chronic diseases of high prevalence in Western societies, as well as in the developing countries, that are being exported to the rest of the world. A.P. Simopoulos/Alternative Medicine Review

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