Omega-6/3 Fatty Acids

Functions, Sustainability Strategies and Perspectives

  • Fabien De Meester
  • Ronald Ross Watson
  • Sherma Zibadi

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fabien De Meester
      Pages 3-11
    3. Bill Lands
      Pages 13-26
    4. Ram Bahadur Singh, A. K. Singh, Shaan E. Alam, Fabien De Meester, Jan Fedacko, Suniti M. Dharwadkar et al.
      Pages 27-50
  3. Omega-3 Status and Functions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Clemens von Schacky
      Pages 53-64
    3. Eric L. Lien
      Pages 79-87
    4. Jeffrey Anshel
      Pages 89-101
    5. Nilufar Mossaheb, Monika Schloegelhofer, Miriam R. Schaefer, Paolo Fusar-Poli, Stefan Smesny, Patrick McGorry et al.
      Pages 149-178
    6. Asim K. Duttaroy, Sanjay Basak
      Pages 193-208
  4. Sources of Long Chain Omega-3 PUFA

  5. Sustainability, Quality and Regulations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 417-427

About this book


Over the last several years developing human research suggests that a component of omega-3 fatty acids, long chain ones, contribute particularly to health benefits.   Omega-6/3 Fatty Acids: Functions, Sustainability Strategies and Perspectives focuses on developing information on this newly recognized key component.  This volume uniquely, and for the first time, focuses on sustainability of natural sources of omega-3 fatty acids variants including long chain ones, and on ways to increase their use and availability to reduce major diseases. The authors review cardiovascular disease, neurological changes and mental health and other diseases like diabetes where long chain omega-3 fatty acids play protective roles from recent human trials.  Each chapter evaluates developing information on the possible mechanistic role of long chain omega-3 fatty acids.  After showing their requirement and involvement in health promotion there are reviews of various sources and ways to protect and promote them. Authors provide support for the benefits and sources of long chain omega-3 fatty acids and their increased dietary intake that reduce various physical and mental illnesses.  Omega-6/3 Fatty Acids: Functions, Sustainability and Perspectives is a unique and important new volume that provides the latest data and reviews to physicians who need to assess serum omega-6/3 and fatty acids to help diagnose risks and change diets and to inform industry and the scientific community with reviews of research for actions including new studies and therapies.

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabien De Meester
    • 1
  • Ronald Ross Watson
    • 2
  • Sherma Zibadi
    • 3
  1. 1.DMF Ltd CompanyMarche/FamenneBelgium
  2. 2.Health Sciences Center, Department of Health Promotion SciencesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public HealthUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-214-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-215-5
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