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Two families of polyunsaturated fatty acids are important

  1. Omega - 6 fatty acid
    1. Linoleic acid and Arachidonic acid Q
  2. Omega - 3 fatty acid
    1. Linolenic acid Q
    2. Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Q
    3. Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Q 



Total fat intake should provide not more than 30% of daily energy intake.


A minimum of 3% of energy should be derived-from linoleic and 0.3% from linolenic acid Q


Excess fat Causes: Obesity, N1DDM, Cancer, Hypertension, Atherosclerosis

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