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Old 08-27-2014, 08:59 AM   #1
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Omega 3 vs Omega 6 Fatty Acids

Interesting article that concludes not all Omega 6 fatty acids are harmful, as most prior research suggested:
Arachidonic acid (ARA): “Good Guy” or “Bad Guy” Fat?
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I don't know of anyone who seriously promoted the "6 bad, 3 good" idea.
AFAIK, it has always been about being aware of the ratio you consume. Keeping 3 significantly higher than 6 is easy to do, and seems to be the bottom line.
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My understanding of the whole Omega thing is that we are over consuming omega-6 while short changing ourselves on omega-3 so they are out of balance for many people.

I do find it interesting how public health loves to label things as 'good' and 'bad' when in nutrition it is really a very complex balancing act that our body usually does very well if we eat real food.
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I don't know of anyone who seriously promoted the "6 bad, 3 good" idea.
The American Heat Association has acknowledged the debate regarding Omega 6 fatty acids leading to heart disease, so I am sure there were plenty out there that promoted Omega 6 causing inflammation and hardening of the arteries.
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