Polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs)

Year Published: 2018

Journal

Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids

Authors

Wang DD

Methods

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

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.