A sometimes confusing array of abbreviations and names are used for the various essential fatty acids and related terms. The following is a quick guide to the omega-6 and omega-3 families of fatty acids.
Many of us could do with a major rethink of our daily dietary fat intake. For some, this will mean cutting back while, for others, it means reorganising our diets to eat more or different types of fats.
The world of dietary fats is a complicated alphabet soup of names and numbers, and our understanding of how each type of fat works in the body - for good or ill - is far from complete.
I am glad to see you writing about John Diamond. I have written several letters to the newspapers to redress the balance a little after reading outrageous reviews such as 'he knew it was all untrue' about alternatives.
Decreasing intake of certain fats, rather than fats in general, may help lower the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a recent study.
Q:My understanding is that linoleic acid (and linolenic acid) are particularly important to health, provided certain co-factors are present in the diet. ...
Arthritis sufferers can get relief by changing their diet. Studies have shown that the fatty acids omega-3, found in fish oils, and omega-6, found in plant seeds, can help, as can a change to a ve ...
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In WDDTY vol 15 no 4, I was worried to read of the danger of a high consumption of vegetable oils causing damaged skin due to oxidisation in sunlight. I take Udo’s Oil daily
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