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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina

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VILLANUEVA-PAJARO, Deivis Javier  and  MARRUGO-CANO, Javier A. Influence of dietary polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and from its metabolites in the immune allergic response. [online]. 2015, vol.63, n.2, pp.301-313. ISSN 0120-0011.

The prevalence rates for allergic diseases has increased markedly in the last fifty years, both in developed and developing countries, in which, such increase is mainly represented by the population of children and teens, an event which in turn is conceived as a major public health problem worldwide. Many factors have been proposed trying to explain the causes of this problematic, among which highlights the diet hypothesis, pointing that specific components of feeding and changes in the patterns of the same, would promote the development of allergies and will influence the increase from its prevalence. In support of which, the fat hypothesis, showing that parallel to the rise in allergies worldwide, also has been an excessive consumption of foods with high content of omega-6 fatty acids and low in omega-3, mainly in western diets and as result of interventions in cardiovascular risk prevention, which together could explain part of this global phenomenon, aspects will be to board in the present thematic review.

Keywords : Fatty Acids; Omega-3; Fatty Acids; Omega-6; Dietary Fats; Food Allergy; Allergy and Immunology.

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