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Posted by: Curious | 2009/11/13

Omega 3 &  6 RDA

HI, Doc

Is there and established RDA for omega 3 and 6? I haven' t seen and RDA put on products for these PUFA' s.

And how is it expressed in grams VS ration?

Thank you

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Dear Curious
No there is as yet no specific RDA prescribed for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. According to a leading article on these fatty acids, it is suggested that an intake of 0.9 to 1 g of omega-3 fatty acids per day should be adequate and that the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio should be approx 1:10. Because most people eating a western diet that contains margarine and plant oils which are rich in omega-6, no specific value has been specified. Omega-3 fatty acids are the ones we usually need to supplement in our diets.
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DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2009/11/14

Dear Curious
No there is as yet no specific RDA prescribed for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. According to a leading article on these fatty acids, it is suggested that an intake of 0.9 to 1 g of omega-3 fatty acids per day should be adequate and that the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio should be approx 1:10. Because most people eating a western diet that contains margarine and plant oils which are rich in omega-6, no specific value has been specified. Omega-3 fatty acids are the ones we usually need to supplement in our diets.
Best regards
DietDoc

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