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article imageResearch: Some polyunsaturated fats worse than saturated fats

By E. Hector Corsi     Feb 21, 2013 in Health
Researchers evaluated the effects of replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats from safflower oil. Subjects who used the safflower oil had higher rates of death from all causes and from cardiovascular disease.
The study was conducted by Christoper E. Ramsden and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health and examined the effect of using omega-6 linoleic acid (LA)(safflower oil and safflower oil margarine) instead of saturated fats on 458 men who had a recent coronary event.
The omega-6 polyunsaturated group had higher death rates from cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and from all causes, when compared to the control group.
The randomized controlled trial was published in the British Medical Journal. An updated study on linoleic acid trials showed no cardiovascular benefit of using omega-6 fats instead of saturated fats. These toxic fats are also found in corn oil.
Beneficial polyunsaturated fats from fish oil (omega-3) were found to lower cardiovascular disease even when used with omega-6 oils. Recent research also shows that high levels of omega-3 fats have a protective effect on the heart.
In a recent article I explained how saturated fats also protect your heart.
Thus, for optimal heart health, avoid omega-6 fats, and include omega-3 fats from fish, monounsaturated fats from olive oil, and saturated fats.
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