Admittedly I haven't read much actual research on this. I've seen some graphs on Chris Kresser's site showing a possible link between excess omega-6 and mortality.
The little research I've seen seems to only mention extracted seed oils. Maybe we're making a mistake by lumping omega-6 from all sources into a single category?
Has anyone seen a study done with omega-6 from animal sources (in the absense of seed oils)? Maybe the picture would be very different from feeding seed oils? I hear we shouldn't eat so much poultry because of high n-6/n-3 ratio, but I'm a bit skeptical.
asked byKelvin (289)
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on June 03, 2013
at 07:00 PM
It's harder to imbalance omega-6s and omega-3s when you're not consuming tons of extracted vegetable oils daily. Meat, veggies, olive or coconut oils... You'd be hard pressed to get worse than 10:1 o6:3.
If it's a whole food, I don't think we should worry about it.