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Are food products in sunflower oil bad for you because of the high ratio of omega 6s to omega 3s?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Omega-3s vs omega-6s
Some believe our modern diet that is heavy in omega-6s may be responsible for a variety of ills ranging from coronary artery ds to auto-immune dss, obesity, etc.
Thus the trend to emphasis omega-3s, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-6s are involved in inflammation, blood clotting, & cell proliferation; so they are needed. But we need to reduce the current 10 to 1 ratio to 2 to1—>.

In brief: Omega-3s vs omega-6s
Some believe our modern diet that is heavy in omega-6s may be responsible for a variety of ills ranging from coronary artery ds to auto-immune dss, obesity, etc.
Thus the trend to emphasis omega-3s, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-6s are involved in inflammation, blood clotting, & cell proliferation; so they are needed. But we need to reduce the current 10 to 1 ratio to 2 to1—>.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
—> so it's better to use olive oil instead of sunflower oil. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400149/balancing-omega-3-and-omega-6.html
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