Bottom Line: The research upon which the American Heart Association based their "eat-your-omega-6-fat" advisory, is fatally flawed, according to the results of a meta-analysis study, which showed that a steady diet of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids increases the risk of heart disease and death, especially for women . British J Nutr. Dec 2010.[Here's a link to the full post http://www.scribd.com/doc/
Bottom Line: The research upon which the American Heart Association based their "eat-your-omega-6-fat" advisory, is fatally flawed, according to the results of a meta-analysis study, which showed that a steady diet of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids increases the risk of heart disease and death, especially for women . British J Nutr. Dec 2010.
Background: ln 2009 the American Heart Association (AHA) published a health advisory touting the benefits of eating a high omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), and ...<< MORE >>
Bottom-Line: One scientist is single-handily changing the way Morgan County, West Virginia eats. His mission is to demonstrate that chronic diseases and their ensuing health costs can be significantly reduced, by lowering dietary omega-6 fats and eating enough omega-3 fats.<< MORE >>
Background: Journalist and author, Susan Allport, sold Oprah magazine on the idea of a “super-size me ” version of eating a high omega-6 fat diet for 30 days. Bravely, she offered to be the human guinea pig. What ...<< MORE >>
Bottom-Line: Diets high omega-6 to omega-3 fat may lead to obesity, according to results of an animal study. Cardiovasc Psychiatry Neurol. 2009;2009:867041.
Background: Adipose tissue is more than a dormant energy storage depot. Fat cells, known as adipocytes, release chemical mediators, which promote inflammation. This may be the key link between obesity and increased risk of inflammatory diseases.
Emerging research in both animal and human studies indicate that eating excessive amounts of dietary omega-6 fat combined with insufficient amounts ...<< MORE >>
Bottomline: Eating a diet high in omega-6 fats, from salad dressing, mayonnaise, and margarine, was associated with increased prevalence of age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Arch Ophthalmol.2009 Nov;127(11):1483-9
Background: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the USA, and is expected to increase in prevalence by 50% in ten years.
Previous studies suggest a direct association between vegetable oils and AMD. Omega-6 fats is thought to contribute to retinal ...<< MORE >>
Bottomline: A case-control study indicates that eating higher levels of arachidonic acid, the omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid, increases the risk of Parkinson's Disease. J Neurological Sciences (2009).
Background: Parkinson's disease is a progressive movement disorder of the nervous system, that worsens over time, for which there is no cure. Fatty acids play a critical role in brain function. Previous case control studies indicate an association between eating animal fat and Parkinson's disease. Arachidonic acid, is the omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which is ...<< MORE >>