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Omega-6 Fatty Acids: Make Them a Part of Heart-Healthy Eating

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The American Heart Association recommends that people consume at least 5 percent to 10 percent of calories from omega-6 fatty acids. It's recommended that the omega-6 comes from foods, not supplements.

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Tony I (40)
Tuesday January 27, 2009, 9:02 pm
What the article fails to tell you is that a high omega 6 to omega 3 ration has been linked to breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Most Americans get too little omega 3 and often too much omega 6 by comparison.


Club Femina (38)
Tuesday January 27, 2009, 11:35 pm
@ Tony I.: Thanks for the links!

Val M (73)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 2:43 am

Past Member (0)
Friday December 14, 2012, 4:44 am
Noted. Thanks.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 2:20 am
I have known this for a while. The correct ratio of omega 6:omega to omega3 is a one to one. The western diet has a ratio of 20-30 omega6: 1 omega 3.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 8:55 pm
There is absolutely zero shortage of omega 6 in our diet, even if we tried. I actually do. Omega 6 should be consumed at a 1:1 ratio with omega 3. The average diet today, anywhere in the western world, is about 30:1 . This is the greatest source of inflammation caused diseases today. All diseases are caused initially by a constant irritation, inflammation=cancer, diabetes, coronary disease, high blood pressure, Alzheimer's and on and on. So if you are a proud vegan, take a closer look at where you are getting your omega 3's. Your biology needs them. I get mine from fish. My body biology recognizes it immediately and utilizes it immediately. No long, wasteful conversions as is required by a vegan diet. Now tell me we are all natural vegans. My biology tells me differently.

Natalie S (13)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:46 am
Thanks for the link. I enjoy reading about the benefits of various foods but from time to time I still come across conflicting information that I find confusing since I have no medical background whatsoever. I think this is quite a common problem for many of us and if would help if articles are more specific about the pros and cons of certain foods, rather than being of a generic nature.

jan b (5)
Friday December 28, 2012, 3:10 pm
I have been a fan-of fish for decades having lived near the ocean. I hardly have it now even living in FL. I don't know what is completely safe to eat any longer but when they say you can only eat some fish once a really is a concern.
People who haven't lived near coastal areas in the past did not eat fish and they lived as long as people who did. I don't know if I believe any of it. Our bodies just get accustomed to certain things to process and beyond that I'm not sure it does any good.
But reading the posts is a learning experience.....your messages are appreciated.

SCOPO Center (13)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:38 am
Supreme Cosmic Power, Scopo, Center responds: I wholeheartedly support this!

Joseph Simpson (9)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 2:20 pm
I take fish oils on a regular bases and it is the only thing that has helped with colesterol problems. I also eat fish such as talipia on a regular bases. thanks for this information.

Tierney G (381)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:58 am
I use Hemp protien concentrated powder (hexane and GMO free) for Omega 3,6 and 9 all at a 1% ratio. I also add ground organicFlaxseed meal to my veggies. Ground Flaxseed is also highest of all plant Omega 3's I also eat Black walnut seeds which also have Omega 3's.
As a vegan i beleive I am covered in the Omega's at the right ratio. it just takes some research.

Katrina & Willi D (90)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 10:14 pm
Thank You Tony!! Tilapia is a bad fish to eat although they tell us it isn't! It lives off of the bottom like Catfish and is bad for the heart from all I read! There are a lot of other fish much healthier! We take Alaska Salmon Oil Capsules! Never forget to take some Virgin Olive Oil too! This helps the HDL balance! Just a tablespoon a day makes a big difference! Fry in it cook with it! Put some on your hands and face too!

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Friday March 15, 2013, 11:00 pm
I re read this article, this time paying closer attention to the final clause ( we are supported by funding from etc, ect, and Corporations).

That's it. This is "meta analysis study(-as opposed to research based studies)" to show that Soy oil and Corn oil are not evil as we know they are along with all the other petroleum extracted oils(cheap and dirty).

They were, no doubt in my mind at all, paid to perform this study by a Corportation that produces a petroleum derived, cheap, dirty oil and to lessen the demonization of it.

That we know for fact IS linked strongly to arterial inflammation .

Lynn C (94)
Monday April 29, 2013, 8:46 am

Phillipa W (199)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 1:04 am
not sure if serious. A huge problem is that a lot of people get too many omega 6's especially compared to omega 3's. Our bodies convert omega 3's into omega 6's and saturated fats and arachadonic acid and all the cholesterol and omega 9's we need, but the more omega 6's and 9's we eat the less efficient this process is. And to top it off, we actually need omega 3's but our bodies can't convert omega 9's and 6's into 3's.

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (41)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 9:29 pm

Beverly C (0)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 9:24 am
Thanks for the info. May purchase the program at another time.

Georgeta Trandafir (33)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 6:03 am

A. Cailia W (39)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:37 pm
Omega-6 deficiency is rather uncommon. In fact, most adults in the US and other Western countries consume too much Omega-6 relative to Omega-3.

Colin Hope (243)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 8:37 am
So there you have it!!

Lin G. (0)
Friday March 14, 2014, 1:13 pm

Kamia T (89)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 11:57 am
With the way most foods are processed, we already get FAR too many Omega-6s, as do our animals in their dried kibble. So the only thing you need to be worried about is offsetting it with an adequate amount of Omega 3s.

Geoff P (84)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 12:45 pm

Colin Hope (243)
Thursday April 3, 2014, 2:28 am
I wonder?

Lin G. (0)
Thursday January 8, 2015, 7:08 am
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