Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), Polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs)

Year Published: 2018

Journal

Journal of the American Heart Association

Authors

Stine Krogh Venø, MD; Christian Sørensen Bork, MD; Marianne Uhre Jakobsen, MSc, PhD; Søren Lundbye-Christensen, MSc, PhD; Flemming Winther Bach, MD, DMSc; Kim Overvad, MD, PhD; Erik Berg Schmidt, MD, DMSc

Methods

This study examined the relationship between linoleic acid in adipose (fat) tissue and risk of stroke. Linoleic acid is the main omega-6 fat found in peanuts. Measuring linoleic acid in adipose tissue is regarded as a long-term measure of intake. Authors included 57,053 participants from a Danish Cohort Study and followed them for 13.5 years. Adipose tissue samples were used to test linoleic acid levels.

Key Findings

Results showed the a higher concentration of linoleic acid in adipose tissue was associated with a 22% decreased risk for stroke.