Polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs)

Year Published: 2014

Journal

Circulation

Authors

Farvid MS, Ding M, Pan A, Sun Q, Chiuve SE, Steffen LM, Willett WC, Hu FB

Methods

This article was a review of 13 studies that included 310,602 individuals. The authors examined the relationship between dietary linoleic acid and heart disease risk. Linoleic acid is the main omega-6 fat in peanuts.

Key Findings

After a review of the studies, authors found that dietary linoleic acid was associated with a 15% lower risk of coronary heart disease events and 21% lower risk of coronary heart disease deaths.