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LA, linoleic acid; LNA, linolenic acid; AA, arachidonic acid; EPA, eicosapenta-enoic acid; DTA, docosatetranoic acid; DPA, docosapentaenoic acid; DHA, docosahexaenoic acid.

Note: Assuming an energy intake of 35 : 65 of animal : plant sources. Source: Data from Eaton et al., 1998.

Table 9

Estimated n-3 and n-6 Fatty Acid Intake in Current Dietary Western Patterns (g/d)

LA 22.5

LNA 1.2

EPA 0.05

DPA 0.05

DHA 0.08

LA, linoleic acid; LNA, linolenic acid; AA, arachidonic acid; EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid; DTA, docosatetranoic acid; DPA, docosapentaenoic acid; DHA, docosahexaenoic acid. Note: Assuming an energy intake of 35 : 65 of animal : plant sources. Source: Data from Eaton et al, 1998.

proaggregatory, with increases in blood viscosity, vasospasm, and vasocontriction and decreases in bleeding time. Bleeding time is decreased in groups of patients with hypercholesterolemia (Brox et al., 1983), hyperlipoproteinemia (Joist et al., 1979), myocardial

Table 10

Ratios of Dietary n-6 : n-3 Fatty Acids in the

Late Paleolithic Period and in Current Western Patterns (g/d)

Table 10

Ratios of Dietary n-6 : n-3 Fatty Acids in the

Late Paleolithic Period and in Current Western Patterns (g/d)

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