The relation between dietary intake of individual fatty acids, FEV 1 and respiratory disease in Dutch adults
Fatty Acids, Omega-3
Fatty Acids, Omega-6
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
A high intake of n-3 fatty acids does not appear to protect against COPD or asthma, but a high intake of several n-6 fatty acids is associated with a significant reduction in FEV1, particularly in smokers. These findings indicate that high dietary intake of n-6 fatty acids, rather than reduced n-3 intake, may have an adverse effect on lung health.