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Why bad ratio of omega 6 cause inflammation?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Most all-Omega 6 & 9: (meaning a double bond every 6th or 9th carbon to carbon bond within the carbon backbone of the fat molecule) are common in many plant based oils. The issue is intake ratio of too few Omega 3 oils, esp. eicosapentaenoic acid which largely comes from phytoplankton in the oceans (oxymetazoline) & humans can collect from fish because it moves up the food chain. supplement eicosapentaenoic acid but Not the others.

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