In addition, high linoleic acid intake might result in decreased conversion of alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), due to competition for the enzyme, delta-6 desaturase.
What does D6D stand for?
D6D stands for Delta-6 Desaturase
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The researchers mainly focused on polymorphisms in the fatty acid desaturase (FADS) gene cluster that encodes the delta-5 and delta-6 desaturase enzymes involved in the synthesis of long-chain fatty acids of the series omega-3 and omega-6.
Diet and gene expression: delta-5 and delta-6 desaturases in healthy Chinese and European subjects.