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The omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids are necessary nutrients that cannot be produced in the body. They are essential to normal brain function and to growth and development. In addition, omega-6 fatty acids help stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain bone health, regulate metabolism, and maintain the reproductive system. The source of omega-6 fatty acids is mainly from vegetable oils including linoleic acid (LA). LA is converted in the body to gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and further broken down to arachidonic acid (AA). GLA is believed to reduce inflammation and can be found as a supplement in evening primrose oil, borage oil, and black currant seed oil. The GLA in these supplements is converted to dihomo-y-linolenic acid (DGLA) which has anti-inflammatory properties. Nutrients that help drive the conversion of GLA to DGLA include magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin B3, and vitamin B6.[] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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Omega 6 fatty acids (w6)
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w6 FA

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 脂肪酸类.Omega 6
Synonyms: Omega 6 脂肪酸;Omega 6 脂肪酸 (w6);Omega 6 脂肪酸 (w6) 类;Omega 6 脂肪酸类;w6 FA;ω6 脂肪酸;ω6 脂肪酸 (w6);ω6 脂肪酸 (w6) 类;ω6 脂肪酸类;脂肪酸 (w6) 类.Omega 6;脂肪酸 (w6) 类.ω6;脂肪酸 (w6).Omega 6;脂肪酸 (w6).ω6;脂肪酸 Omega 6;脂肪酸.Omega 6;脂肪酸.ω6;脂肪酸ω6;脂肪酸类.ω6
fr-CA French (Canada) Acides gras.oméga 6
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Rasvhapped.oomega 6
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Acidos grasos Omega 6 (w6)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Acidi 6
Synonyms: Acidi grassi omega 6 (w6)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Yağ 6
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Жирные кислоты.омега 6
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) 6
fr-BE French (Belgium) Acides gras.oméga 6
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Kwasy tłuszczowe - omega 6