The relation between dietary intake of individual fatty acids, FEV 1 and respiratory disease in Dutch adults Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Diet
  • Fatty Acids, Omega-3
  • Fatty Acids, Omega-6
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Respiration Disorders

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • March 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3979330

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/thx.2007.090399

PubMed ID

  • 17901161

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 208

end page

  • 14

volume

  • 63

number

  • 3