Cause of Heart Disease: Omega-6 Fatty Acids Cause Heart Disease?

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Cause of Heart Disease: Omega-6 Fatty Acids Cause Heart Disease?
Omega-6 fatty acids are unsaturated fats found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds.

When eaten in moderate amounts, especially as a replacement for saturated fats found in meat and dairy products, omega-6 fatty acids can help improve heart health and brain function.

Nevertheless, there remains some controversy about the omega-6 fatty acids.

Some researchers believe that omega-6 fatty acid through metabolic processes can be turned into fat that can cause arteries to swell.

Swelling can lead to narrowing of the arteries and cause heart disease.

However, the American Heart Association (AHA) says that this conclusion is not correct.

AHA recommends that everyone meet between 5 and 10 percent of daily calories from omega-6 fatty acids.

If you are worried about the amount of omega-6 fatty acids you consume, consult with a physician is highly recommended to replace or combine your diet type.