PUFA Promote Cancer
Unsaturated Fats and Heart Damage
Errors in Nutrition: Essential Fatty Acids
Toxicity of Stored PUFA
Dietary PUFA Reflected in Human Subcutaneous Fat Tissue
PUFA Accumulation & Aging
Maternal PUFA Intake Increases Breast Cancer Risk in Female Offspring
Israeli Paradox: High Omega -6 Diet Promotes Disease
Benefits of Aspirin
Arachidonic Acid’s Role in Stress and Shock
Charts: Mean SFA, MUFA, & PUFA Content of Various Dietary Fats
Unsaturated fatty acids: Nutritionally essential, or toxic? by Ray Peat, PhD
“Curing” a High Metabolic Rate with Unsaturated Fats
Fat Deficient Animals – Activity of Cytochrome Oxidase
Anti-Inflammatory Omega -9 Mead Acid (Eicosapentaenoic acid)
Protective “Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency”
Cholesterol and Thyroid Connection
Thyroid Status and Cardiovascular Disease
A few factors collide starting in the 1970s to further expedite a departure from traditional animal fats towards polyunsaturated plant oils:
- US government, under Nixon, subsidizes corn (corn oil/Mazola). Government later subsidizes soy and wheat.
- Cheaper vegetable and seed (liquid) oils progressively replace animal fats, capitalizing on the ridiculous anti-cholesterol campaign and faulty lipid hypothesis.
- Nutritional information from the government supports American industry, not health.
Mazola’s marketing campaign in the 1970s put polyunsaturated fats front and center in the American vernacular and placed saturated fats firmly as the bad guy. The marketing encouraged women to “polyunsaturate” their loved ones while avoiding saturates; in retrospect, this is the exact opposite of what is desired.
Over 40 years later, the US is still suffering from the ubiquitous use of vegetable oils. While milk, sugar, fructose, salt, and saturated fat take a beating from American society as nutritional toxins, polyunsaturated fats in their various forms continue to get a free pass. Evidence from Ray Peat, PhD and the FPS blog will hopefully help people come to their senses.