A balancing act: the relative roles of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (AJP December 2018

Accredited CPD
Group 2 

Provider: AJP
Author: Manohar Garg

CPD Credits: 2


Designed to give an overview of dietary fats and the role they play in inflammation and the arachidonic cascade.

Learning Objectives

Learning objectives

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:

1. describe the role of omega-3 and omega-6 in the resolution of inflammation in the body;

2. discuss the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 currently ingested by Australians and the importance of ingesting both forms of fatty acids;

3. list the suggested target intakes of omega3 and omega-6 fatty acids for Australian adults.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.6

Accreditation number: A1812AJP3     Accreditation expires: 01/12/2020
This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group One CPD (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 1 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities