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(noun)  A type of essential fatty acid that is essential for good health. Vegetarian sources of omega-6 include cereal, whole grains, baked foods, fried foods, margarine, and most vegetable oils (including corn, hemp, soybean, sunflower, and safflower).

Note that most people in Western cultures consume too much of this fat because it’s found in polyunsaturated oil. Ideally, omega-6 consumption should be balanced with omega-3 intake.

Alternate spellings

omega 6, omega6


n-6, w-6

Related terms

omega-3 polyunsaturated fat


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