There was a recent nutritional science symposium that in part, focused on lipid supplementation and the role of essential fatty acids on human health.
Fish oil omega-3 essential fatty acid supplements have been regarded by many nutritionists and health professionals as an important nutritional health supplement that is effective and beneficial to our health, due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to keep excessive chronic inflammation from developing.
They discussed what was called “hidden fat intake” coming from omega-6 fatty acids in vegetable oils that are so widely used in cooking and in processed foods. Additionally disused was how an omega-6 excess, especially in relationship to omega-3 that wasn’t being eaten nearly enough, had many health implications for the immune system and heart health.
One of the noted speakers, Dr. William Lands, had the following to say:
“Vegetable oils are full of omega-6 fatty acids,” said Lands, “and our diet is overloaded with them.” Fried foods, baked goods, snack foods and sweets dump an abundance of omega-6 fatty acids into the body, said Lands, and at the same time, “we’re not eating nearly enough omega-3′s,” he added. “As a result, the ideal balance of omega-6 to omega-3 fats has been thrown way off — and this imbalance may have widespread impact on human health across the globe.”
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