Dietary n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and cardiovascular disease: Epidemiologic evidence

Year Published: 2018


Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids


Wang DD


This article was a review of the current epidemiological and clinical evidence surrounding the association between omega-6 fats and risk of cardiovascular disease. Linoleic acid is the main omega-6 fat in peanuts

Key Findings

Key Findings: There is consistent evidence from both epidemiological and clinical studies that support that a high intake of omega-6 fats (predominantly linoleic acid) is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease, particularly when substituted for saturated fats.