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Archive for the PUFAs Category

How “too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3” is making us sick?

In the last article we discussed the problems humans have converting omega-3 (n-3) fats from plant sources, such as flax seeds and walnuts, to the longer chain derivatives EPA and DHA. Since EPA and DHA (especially DHA) are responsible for the benefits omega-3 fats provide, and since

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Omega-6 fatty acids

Omega-6 fatty acids are type of polyunsaturated (PUFAs) essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health, but the body cannot make them. We have to get them through food.   Along with omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids play a role in brain function, and normal

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Fat Fighting Fat!

Fat Fighting Fat!   Omega-3 and Body Composition: The global epidemic of obesity is getting worse for children, adolescents, and adults alike. Not only are body weights climbing but we are also seeing more and more bulging waistlines, dangerous belly cavity fat surrounding our organs. Omega-3 fatty

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