Most scientists agree that Americans consume far too much Omega 6 and not enough Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 is anti-inflammatory and Omega 6 is inflammatory. This abstract shows another reason why consuming Omega 3 fatty acids is important to maintain your health.
Four human studies show improved liver health and function with those consuming more Omega 3. The abstract specially mentions Omega 3 from marine sources, but there are sources of Omega 3 that are not from fish. These sources include: flax seeds, chia seeds, hempseeds, and walnuts to name a few. If you choose to supplement with fish oil there are many brands that have been detoxified.
Diabetes is running rampant in this country and one of the consequences of this condition is non-alcoholic fatty liver, which can lead to liver failure. If you know anyone that drinks too much, has diabetes or eats too much fatty food you might send the link to this abstract so they can discuss this with their doctor.
How did our proportion of Omega 3 to Omega 6 get out of balance in this country? I think it is due to how much unnecessary fat we consume in the form of oil, margarine, fried foods, and conventional meat. Did you know that even conventional chicken breast contains Omega 6 fat? That was a fact that surprised me the first time I read it.
If this is a topic that interests you there is a lot of published data on the subject that can keep you reading for weeks. At our house we moderate our risk by adding very little fat (in the form of oil or margarine) to our food. Our fats come from whole sources like nuts, seeds, and avocados. Initially foods taste different without the added oil, but in a week or so food prepared without oil tastes cleaner and with more distinct flavors.