According to this article, “The current typical American diet contains 20 times more omega-6 than omega-3, a ratio that researchers say should be lowered to 4-to-1, or even 2-to-1.” One of the main reasons I mention this article is that I have long understood this situation to be the case – i.e., that Americans consume too many omega-6s, and that such a diet is not good – but so far it has been difficult to find a trustworthy article that explicitly stated these numbers. Furthermore this article goes on to talk about a possible relationship between omega-6 consumption (think French fries, corn oil, soybean oil, etc.) bodily inflammation and other health issues such as depression. We need to stop consuming so much omega-6 fatty acids. We would be a lot healthier if we did.
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