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flappa1016 02-07-2013 07:56 PM

Omega 6 Linoleic Acid Study Published
Just published in British Medical Journal:


In this cohort, substituting dietary linoleic acid in place of saturated fats increased the rates of death from all causes, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular disease. An updated meta-analysis of linoleic acid intervention trials showed no evidence of cardiovascular benefit. These findings could have important implications for worldwide dietary advice to substitute omega 6 linoleic acid, or polyunsaturated fats in general, for saturated fats.
Use of dietary linoleic acid for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and death: evaluation of recovered data from the Sydney Diet Heart Study and updated meta-analysis | BMJ

juliekaboolie 02-15-2013 10:37 AM

Yeah, I'm not surprised by this. Too many Omega-6's cause inflammation. That's why we need to reduce them and increase our Omega-3's to balance the ration. Inflammation ultimately causes disease and death over time.

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