A sometimes confusing array of abbreviations and names are used for the various essential fatty acids and related terms. The following is a quick guide to the omega-6 and omega-3 families of fatty acids.
Re your report on essential fatty acids (WDDTY vol 14 no 2), we know that EFAs are fragile and easily oxidised, so people who consume oils need to have plenty of vitamin E, from a natural source, as this antioxidant is fat-soluble.
Women with PMS often have low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids (Am J Obstet Gynecol, 1984; 150: 363-6). This may be due to a genetic glitch that impairs conversion of linoleic acid