Omega-6 Fatty Acids Linked with Higher Rates of Death

So happy to be able to post this latest report from MedScape Today News. Here’s a couple of quotes:

” Substituting dietary linoleic acid in place of saturated fats increased the rates of death from all causes, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular disease. ”

“There is currently no clinical trial evidence indicating that replacing SFAs with n-6 LA, without a concurrent increase in n-3 PUFAs, lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease or death. Thus, benefits attributed to PUFAs as a general category might be due to n-3 PUFAs specifically, particularly eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid. Such benefits are not necessarily generalizable to n-6 LA or other PUFA species.”

So what does that mean at the grocery store? Focus on foods that contain omega-3’s or saturated fats–fish, butter, and coconut oil–instead of safflower, canola, and sunflower oil.

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